Russia & France 1994. Director Nikita Mikhalkov.
Drama depicting the humour and colour underlying Stalinist Russia during the purges of the late 1930s. The idyllic Chekhovian country life of a once-revered military leader is shattered by the arrival of one of his wife’s ex-lovers who is on a mission to discharge the obligation he has to the state. A close drama with a theatrical air. Oscar 1994 for Best Foreign Language film.
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