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The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin is a movie starring Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, and Jeffrey Tambor. Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the...

Other Titles
Stalins død, A Morte de Stalin, Morto Stalin, se ne fa un altro, Stalino mirtis, 史達林死了沒?, Stalin met, Stalin'in Ölümü, Hier regiert der Wahnsinn - The Death of Stalin, スターリンの葬送狂騒曲, Moartea lui Stalin, La mort de Staline, Ztratili jsme Stalina, Staljinova smrt, O Thanatos tou Stalin, La muerte de Stalin, Sztálin halála, Ο θάνατος του Στάλιν, A Morte de Estaline, Śmierć Stalina, Smrt Staljina, Staļina nāve
Running Time
1 hours 47 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Comedy, History, Drama
Director
Armando Iannucci
Writer
Fabien Nury, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Fabien Nury, Peter Fellows, Thierry Robin, David Schneider
Actors
Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi
Country
Canada, France, UK, Belgium, USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power. At the forefront of the machinations is NKVD chief Lavrenti Beria, after Stalin the most feared man in the USSR. Council member Nikita Khrushchev does his best to maintain order and thwart Beria's plans.

Comments about comedy «The Death of Stalin» (29)

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Mark Larson

This film, about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, was one of the better films I have seen this year. As a comedy, it is funny. It was even better than Braveheart, but not as funny as Platoon or no other of this year's comedies. Also, I like the way the film was made. The way it was done is not the way most other films are made, so you know the film is a serious and classy one, unlike most Hollywood films. Not to mention the irony that it was a comedy about a death, but the real death came to life in real life. This is an excellent movie, if you like historical documentaries.

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Alice

The Death of Stalin is a very funny movie. It has a good cast, and it has a great script. The characters are very funny, and the plot is great. It is a movie that I recommend to anyone who likes movies like The Hangover, or the Hangover 2. I give this movie a 7 out of 10.

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Theresa

In this darkly funny film, the memory of the death of Stalin remains a taboo, and the German film-maker, Dieter Schelberg, makes a biting film about this and other dark episodes of history. Unlike a Hollywood version of the subject, the film has a strong sense of realism, and more importantly, of truth. Schelberg is a refugee from the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and when he meets the daughter of an exiled Jewish poet, he has to think about his past. He starts by trying to help the girl and his wife flee the GDR. But he's too proud to get involved with this. And he also has to help the daughter's stepmother and her son escape the GDR. The film is a dramatization of the events that happened after Stalin's death, which changed the GDR and the world forever. The cast is excellent. Oskar Lehmann gives an impressive and nuanced performance as the poet and his daughter. Natascha McElhone is also excellent as his wife. Kevin Hearne is great as the poet's stepmother, and Richard Coyle is a very good actor. There are several subplots, but none of them are annoying. Schelberg's camera keeps on moving and the editing is very well done. The film is very well-acted by the cast, and especially by the Jewish actress from the GDR. The film was directed by an American who has given many films of his own to the American Film Institute (AFI) and the George Eastman Film Fund, among others. The film's strong sense of realism and truth are all of its strengths, and so is the strong sense of humor.

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Janice Romero

This movie is an amazing work of art that presents the political history of the Russian empire as presented by historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Andrei Vysotsky. In this movie, Andrei Vysotsky reveals a fascinating insight into the minds of those in power during the Soviet period. Unlike other documentaries about this period, Vysotsky focuses on his sources and his methods, making the viewer feel like he was there with his people and knowing the story behind the dictatorship. The movie is a very personal look at a country that is being discussed in such fashion, and one that is slowly fading into oblivion. And, the film is very much a work of art. It is certainly a movie to be seen by all.

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Anthony Meyer

A must-see for those who have never seen the original, or those who have seen it and want to see it again. The only real problem I had with this film was that it was a bit too long, and it seemed to drag on a bit too long. The actors were all very good, but the story was a bit too long, and the pacing was off. The cast was great, but the story just didn't quite gel. But the story is the best part of this film, and the cast was great, so I don't know why I felt this way. I did enjoy this film, and I think it's worth a watch, but I don't think it's a must-see.

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Bobby G.

I must say this was the first time I ever saw a film about the death of a leading politician. I am not a political enthusiast, and I don't follow politics very closely. However, I do read reviews and comments for movies from time to time and I see a lot of bad reviews for this movie. I guess the majority of the negative reviews are based on misconceptions. These are people who have never lived in the USSR. The movie is mostly true, but there are a few inaccuracies. This is a good example of how factual historical movies can be biased against "backward" countries. I'd be curious as to how the negative reviews would change if the people who had lived in the USSR were the ones who had written the reviews. The ratings on IMDb are a reflection of the average rating of the movie on the day of its release. So if the movie has been unfairly rated, the movie has got to be biased against the USSR, and I think the movie will be rated lower. I think it was a pretty accurate portrayal of how life was in the USSR at the time of the death of Stalin. I liked the movie, it was entertaining, and I'd recommend it.

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Judith

Interesting film about the last years of Stalin's life. I'm not sure why it is titled 'The Death of Stalin' I'm sure there were no cats poisoned or anything else. But it is worth watching for the lack of any actual blood. The closest thing I can think of is when the wife of Stalin-his wife-walks in on him having sex with a woman. But even that is not much of a close up. The sex scenes, however, are so close you can practically see them through his clothes. Also worth watching is the way it is filmed. It's obviously not filmed in color. The cinematography, especially with the scenes in the Kremlin, was great. Also, the songs are great. The supporting characters are great too. What really kept me from thinking about the film is the fact that it was filmed with color in mind. The more color you have the more the light hits the screen. And the color helps the story flow. So it helps the story to flow through the characters. But what did that have to do with the film itself?

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Tyler

I've been waiting for this film for ages. I'd heard it was great but I was not sure what to expect. I'll admit that I am not a big fan of Jeff Bridges but I have to say that this movie did not disappoint me. His character is believable and I found myself rooting for him even if he is a bit cheesy. Most of the actors in the film are not famous but they were good and they were able to fit in their roles well. I know a lot of people will see this film and think it's too "cheesy" but I don't think that this is true. This is a movie about the Great Leader and it's just a little bit too "cheesy" for me. I'm not saying the movie is too "cheesy" for the people who love historical films but I feel that it's not the focus of the movie and it's too powerful for that. I'd say this movie is best to see at a younger age. There are parts of the movie that will not be able to get through to kids who are not mature enough to understand it and you may have to explain it to them. It's about a man's journey and it's a pretty epic journey that is depicted very well. I'm looking forward to the sequel. I would recommend this film to anyone but I think it's better suited for people that aren't fans of Jeff Bridges.

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Thomas Carter

The story behind the book is absolutely not a part of the movie. The book is about "Death of Stalin" so there is no need to recreate that in the movie. The movie doesn't really contain any big surprises or emotional feelings, because most of the scenes are somewhat predictable and it is very clear who the main characters are. However, it was nice to see that I didn't have to wait an hour and a half for the ending, because in the book it came out at the same time, and the way the movie ends is actually similar to the book's ending. I guess that was the reason why it wasn't the same movie as the book. In my opinion, this is a good movie and is a good adaptation of the book. The actors were great and the story was exciting, it was not boring. So if you liked the book and the book is one of your favorite books, I recommend it.

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Eric

I was a little apprehensive about seeing this movie because of the controversy surrounding it. I had heard that it was about a film that was so controversial that it caused a split in the Soviet Union. But I didn't know that it was actually a movie about a film that was controversial. The movie itself is a good one. It's not perfect, but it's certainly worth seeing. It is a little slow in parts, but the story is interesting. It is very true to the events that occurred in the Soviet Union. There are some things that I did not like about the movie, but I don't think they were enough to make it a bad movie. It was definitely a good movie. I rate it 7/10.

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Catherine

Most of us have seen this movie.we all remember the demise of this communist leader. I remember what a good time I had when I first saw the movie in 1983. My friends and I sat there in stunned silence as the black and white movie clips of Stalin's televised speeches rolled past the screen. It was a great time to be alive. I would not want to see this movie again but if you are a young adult and have never seen it, this movie will be a pleasant surprise. The movie is a good representation of the lies and distortions of the media during the Soviet Union's rule. If you want a good time in your life, rent this movie. It will be a great time.

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Alice

The film tells the story of one of the most pivotal days in Russian history, the Great Purge of the late 1940s, and in doing so, it is in the best traditions of the great literary genre of the past. The story follows the lives of a bunch of senior Communists, who during the time are on the cusp of the party's control, and the struggles and the failures of their individual lives. And it's a story about choices, and about what life is like in a state as totalitarian as this. Some of the characters are a bit cliche, but the main reason is that this is the best modern period of cinematic storytelling. The film has all the elements, including great music, the look of the old movie posters from the 40s, the shadows of movies like "Two Men and a Girl", the search for Communism in the 80s, the celebration of the 90s, and a great cast. All in all, I love this film, and it is one of the most beautifully written movies I have seen. It's not for everybody, but it is well worth a watch, for fans of modern period cinema, and it's worth a watch for all. 8/10

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Sandra Jackson

In the summer of 1982, Daniel Shaffer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is forced to travel with his sister, Elena (Rebecca Hall), to a documentary film festival. When Elena starts a relationship with a member of the local film crew, his brother finds himself dragged into the small-town mythology surrounding Stalin. Meanwhile, Daniel's sister finds herself with a new lover. Directed by Mike Leigh, "Death of Stalin" is an engrossing, fast-paced biopic about a man who becomes a symbol of both the strength and corruption of Soviet-era Russia. The only thing that bothers me about this film is the end. It feels like a bit of a cheat. Sure, it's tied up well enough in the final scenes, but in the final scene, the director gives us the line "you are the story, the story is you." So, when he finally does say "It's you" to the audience, we're expecting to hear something other than "You are the story." The problem is, I never really thought about it. "Death of Stalin" is a great film, full of colorful characters and interesting, yet gritty, filmmaking. Gordon-Levitt's performance, while not Oscar-worthy, is quite captivating. He gives the character a bit of humanity and isn't afraid to act like the much younger version of a man who lost his father. His facial expressions, his body language, his body language are all brilliant. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's performance is brilliant in "Death of Stalin."

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Frances

Since we're already in the mood for a good story, this is pretty good. The "history" is a little tricky, but as a genre we've got a pretty good one. It's a little old fashioned, but it's nice to see the great performances from these actors. You really care for these people and their emotions are real and resonant. The story is told in a little slow pace, and yet it keeps you on your seat, intrigued. And that's what you want from a film of this type, a story that draws you in, and leaves you wanting more. The "history" is really a mix of "histories" of Stalin and of the Russian Revolution. It's a little hard to make out all of the history, but it's easy to figure out what's going on and to follow. The whole concept of "histories" and "chaos" is a good one, and we get a pretty good summary. The film is also fast paced, with a good pace and the pacing was a little difficult at first, but after a while the story made sense and it got easier to follow. Overall, it's a pretty good story, and it definitely is a fine showing of acting and directing. I'd watch this again.

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George Riley

KARL STOKHOFF (as Howard Kornbluth) has a very funny and compelling role in this comedy-drama, and some of the supporting roles are quite good. STOKHOFF's character is a sort of Gene Wilder or John Belushi version of a computer programmer (with some sarcastic observations of the paper-thin plot to launch a new file-sharing service) who is leading a life in New York City. Meanwhile, his little black boy has his own small enclave in the suburban south-western part of the city, and his father (Leonard Rossum) has decided to sell the boy's house and move in with the boy's mother (Annette Bening). But the boy's young, hot-tempered wife, played by Rachel Weisz, is convinced that Stokhoff will not be able to keep the boy and wants to save him. It turns out that Stokhoff has made a somewhat bad job of keeping the boy under control, while the boy gets his hands on some fascinating little technology: a digital camcorder. The boy is not the only one using the camcorder. Someone else is recording what Stokhoff does in the office. The stoners at the local bar are watching the camcorder too. The plot is not quite a comedy, although there is a rather well-staged and comic moment near the end when Stokhoff shows up at the bar, and he throws a punch at the barman. But what this movie is really about is friendship and family, and even the silly tag-line of "one man's nerd, one man's geek, one man's jerk, one man's geeky-girly" is a great slogan for this movie. A classic for the DVD library.

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Kyle A.

I read some of the comments posted by those who believe this film is a flop. And I'll tell you: If you have been living under a rock you probably have never heard of this film, unless you saw a documentary on it. And if you have, you probably didn't understand it. Personally, I liked this film a lot. And as I mentioned in my Summary, it's a good reminder that Stalin was not some kind of a nice man. He was a ruthless dictator who executed millions of his own citizens without any convictions or any legal punishment. And that's what makes him so monstrous. He didn't care about the people he killed. He cared about himself. And if he wasn't happy with his work he'd kill the people involved in it. There is no doubt about that. Stalin wanted the masses to be obedient to his rule. And he was probably sincere in his goal. But I think he didn't know what was going to happen to him. He just wanted to live a normal life. He didn't think he was doing anything wrong. This is a "very" good film. Not the best but definitely not the worst. The only thing that I was disappointed in was the choice of cinematography, which I really liked, and the voice-over narration. But they weren't a big problem. I can't say anything bad about this film, except that it was a bit too long, and I wish it had been a bit shorter.

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Keith C.

Who knows the Russian Revolution better than I do. I read a lot about it and I know the key themes. I also know what the impact on Russia was. This film has two goals: 1. show us the background to the revolution. 2. examine the film making of the revolution and the impact on Russia. Without either of those, I would be writing this as if I was viewing a documentary. It is a fairly long film, but it is well made. It is interesting to watch how Soviet film makers dealt with the revolution. There are many things we don't know, or see in the films. You can't change the past, but this film does a good job showing that this event was deeply affecting the world and that those who were not affected by it had little say in it. This is a highly recommendable film.

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Kathleen S.

A very sad tale of the end of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union collapsed, many people fled the country, and thus began a global refugee crisis. Though history has repeatedly been written about the collapse of the USSR, the movie is about how the USSR collapsed. Director Joe Berlinger shows that the Soviet Union wasn't as healthy as the Soviet Union itself. While Stalin was a kind of dictator, he didn't have that much power, and many felt the system was corrupt. The movie details how many people, especially the elites, felt that the system was corrupt. This is very depressing. However, there are a few points that make the movie watchable. For one, the movie was filmed in Canada, and I think that the country is generally quite happy. Also, the movie was very well edited. It's interesting to see how different parts of the movie get edited at different times, so the movie isn't very long, but the editing was superb.

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Austin F.

This is a big pity as I really enjoyed this film, and it really is a documentary. I am surprised to find it rated so low and some of the reviews are saying that it is not serious enough. Well, it certainly is a bit too watchable to be considered serious. There are a few scenes that should have been deleted but they are rather like a 'School days' episode of 'Strictly Ballroom' or 'Spitting Image' where they are probably meant to be funny. These scenes are the scenes of Lenin's death, the burning of the Red Army, and the gunpowder plot. What is very interesting about these scenes is that all are set during the same day, but the times are different so the director has to make sure that it is all in sync. I am glad that this movie does not portray the events from a political point of view, but it does point out the lack of freedom, lack of freedom of the press, the lack of freedom of religion, and the lack of freedom of the individual. However, it does not try to be a real documentary. The movie is a small-scale drama that is meant to be a reflection of the era. This is a very nice movie that I would recommend for anyone who likes documentaries.

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Bruce

The death of Stalin may be a subject we want to know more about, but for the most part it is very simplistic. If you like documentaries on history, the personal stories of people you know, and many others, the film is a must see. I am not going to go into any more detail. The film is just a great portrait of how events of the USSR could be portrayed in a way that helps us understand how people can be so cruel to one another and how they come together to promote their own goals. It is difficult to watch the film, and it is difficult to understand all of the dramatic episodes without the films history professor showing you the footage. The film was narrated by Alex Haley, but I would be more inclined to believe that it was narrated by someone else. The film is also a little emotional. We see how the relationship between Stalin and the rest of his family was different from what it should have been. We see how Stalin was unhappy in the beginning, but by the end of the film, he seems more calm and happy. I would recommend the film to anyone who is interested in the history of the USSR, or the personal stories of people you know. The film is a must see, but it is not a documentary. My Rating: 8

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Johnny Wilson

When I read the reviews and saw the lack of personal reviews of this film, I didn't really think it would be a great film. I am a huge fan of the classic film, and had already seen the movie about ten times. I was wrong. The first time I saw this film, I thought it was boring. I had never seen a film like this before. It's such a boring movie. But I changed my mind about the movie about ten minutes into the movie. It became a film that I couldn't stop thinking about. My boyfriend and I watched it twice and we were blown away by how it was put together. How many films are shot this way? I'm not sure how many films that have come out lately have been shot this way. It was so interesting, the music, and the acting. It was so deep and dark. This film has some of the best acting I've ever seen in a film. All of the actors did a great job. This film is definitely not for kids. It's a great film, and if you are a fan of classic films like this, you will love it.

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Bobby

Despite of many unfavorable reviews and a rather slow start, this movie did a great job at building a great story from the ground up, and after that you could almost see the beginning of a bigger project. I would like to say the writers did an excellent job on this film, and I am even looking forward to seeing their next project. I don't know why there are so many negative reviews, but I think the reviewers are trying to highlight the wrong thing. This is a great film, and I can't wait for more!

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Ronald R.

In his first feature film, Jodie Foster gives us a story based on the life and work of Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Soviet Union, and the top Soviet officials during the height of his power. Foster follows the titular character and her struggle to become a leader. The film has an excellent cast and a sharp script, full of intelligence and humor. It is a worthwhile film for those who like historical fiction, which is usually an unnecessary luxury.

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Christine Munoz

If you like these kinds of films, you'll probably like this one. If you're like me, you might not. It's one of those films you might not like, but you'll remember it for some reason or another. The film is really a character study about the death of a former Soviet leader. Though the film itself doesn't show much of this, it's the various character's interactions that show the strength of the film and what makes it stand out. It's a good film to watch and it's a really great character study. Although I don't recommend it, I think I'll watch it again in the future.

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Maria Welch

Rasputin was an international Communist, who rose to become a supreme leader of the USSR during the 1930s. During the war, he led a secretive, barely tolerated regime. Upon the death of his master in 1953, the Soviet government introduced a series of new laws that would make the execution of political prisoners possible. However, the new laws were unpopular, and the death penalty was abolished. The Russians feared that the man they had created as a villain would now be reincarnated as a terrorist. In the late 1950s, Rasputin was raised as an orphan, and became a practicing Christian. His fame increased, but was often deflected by the Soviet government. In 1961, Rasputin was found dead in a Moscow swimming pool, and his soul was thought to have been transferred to a body in the Bahamas. In 1975, the Soviet Union returned to the death penalty, but not for mass murderers. Instead, they were allowed to be executed under a special law that made it possible for the government to accuse them of a number of crimes. It was also the beginning of the decline of the Soviet Union. Rasputin's body was exhumed and put on display in a museum in Moscow. Some years later, it was discovered that Rasputin had been secretly buried in his body, and that the authorities in Moscow had deliberately faked his death to discredit him. The documentary "Death of a Revolution" is a film about the life of Rasputin, one of the most notorious criminals in history. It features a lot of archival footage and interviews with people who knew Rasputin. Some of the footage is actually real, but many of the scenes are computer-generated, like many other features in the film. The film is very difficult to watch, and probably one of the worst political documentaries I've ever seen. It is a very slow-paced film, with little in the way of action or special effects. It is also extremely boring. "Death of a Revolution" is very hard to watch, and for the best part of the film, it is just talking. You might be able to follow some of the conversations, but most of it is just a series of old people talking. It is a very tedious film, and it was quite difficult for me to get into it. Even watching the movie itself, the only reason I was interested in watching it was because of the name of the film, which was apparently taken from the description of the film in an earlier version of this review. However, it does get better towards the end. It seems to be a lot better than "Death of a Revolution," but it is still not great. The only positive thing I can say about the film is that it was rather good. However, in the end, it does not quite reach the greatness that "Death of a Revolution" did. This film was made a long time ago, so its effects are quite outdated. Also, it is very difficult to follow, and it is probably the most boring political film I've ever seen.

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Melissa L.

This film is about a young man who is very interested in politics. He meets a girl who is very interested in politics. The film shows how they meet, how they fall in love and how they become friends. The film is very funny and the cast is great. The film is also very moving and the film is not very violent. The film is about how the world is changing and how people are trying to live their lives differently. It shows how the world is changing and how people are trying to live their lives differently. This film is very good and it is worth seeing.

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Charles

I'm not a huge fan of the former Soviet Union, but I liked this movie a lot. It's a satire on the Soviet Union, which is portrayed as a dictatorship with no democratic institutions. The movie also gives a very good overview of how the Soviets treated the people, and how they were being treated by the media and the government. It's very funny, and the ending is also very good. The movie is based on the book by the same name by Erika Eleniak, which is also the source of the movie's title. I also liked the music, which is really good. I also liked the acting, which is very good. I also liked the way the movie was filmed, which was very good. Overall, I think that this is a good movie, and I recommend it to anyone who likes movies that are satirical. I also recommend it to people who are interested in the Soviet Union.

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Andrea

I found this movie to be very funny, very moving and very enjoyable. It was very well written, acted and directed. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good movie to watch. I would also like to say that I am not a fan of comedy movies and this is definitely not one of those. However, I do recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good movie to watch.

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Scott Wong

I've seen this film on the small screen and I think it's a great film. It's not a documentary, it's a fictional account of a man's last days in the USSR. I have to admit that I didn't know what to expect going in, but the film is well-written and well-acted. It's a great story that's not overly dramatic and it's not too long. The characters are very interesting and I think the actors did a great job. I think the film was very well-done and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good story.