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Kashchey the Immortal (film)

Kashchey the Immortal is a 1945 black and white Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Rou and produced at Soyuzdetfilm Studios. The story and characters are drawn from Slavic folklore, particularly, evil wizard Kashchey, who is the main antag ...

King Stag

King Stag is a feature film directed by Pavel Arsenov based on the musical play of the same name by Carlo Gozzi, and shot at the Gorky Film Studio in 1969. In the film, songs are played to the music of Mikael Tariverdiev performed by Alla Pugache ...

May Nights

May Nights is a 1952 Soviet comedy film directed by Aleksandr Rou and starring Nikolai Dosenko, Tatyana Konyukhova and Aleksandr Khvylya. It is based on Nikolai Gogols May Night, or the Drowned Maiden and the subsequent opera version by Nikolai R ...

The Mother (film)

May played by Anne Reid is an unremarkable grandmother from Northern England. When her husband dies on a visit to their children in London, she recedes into the background of their busy lives. Trapped in an unfamiliar city, May fears that she has ...

Wish upon a Pike

Wish upon a Pike, also known as The Magic Fish, is a 1938 fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Rou, which was his debut and filmed at Soyuzdetfilm. It is adapted from a play by Yelizaveta Tarakhovskaya, itself based on At the Pikes Behest and other ...

Little Otik

Little Otik, also known as Greedy Guts, is a 2000 Czech dark comedy surreal horror drama film by Jan Svankmajer and Eva Svankmajerova. Based on the folktale Otesanek by Karel Jaromir Erben, the film is a comedic live action, stop motion-animated ...

Rimsky-Korsakov (film)

Rimsky-Korsakov is a 1953 Soviet biopic directed by Gennadi Kazansky and Grigori Roshal and starring Grigori Belov, Nikolai Cherkasov and Aleksandr Borisov. The film portrays the life of the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The film was ...

Sampo (film)

Sampo is a 1959 Soviet–Finnish film based loosely on the events depicted in the Finnish national epic Kalevala. The film was released in the US in an edited version as The Day the Earth Froze by American International Pictures as a double feature ...

Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

Terry Pratchetts Hogfather is a two-part television film adaptation of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, produced by The Mob, and first broadcast on Sky1, and in High Definition on Sky1 HD, over Christmas 2006. First aired in two 1.5-hour episodes on ...

Tale about the Boy-Kibalchish

Tale about Boy-Kibalchish is a 1964 Soviet children’s war film directed by Yevgeny Sherstobitov and based on a story" A Tale about a War Secret, about the Boy Nipper-Pipper, and His Word of Honour” by Arkady Gaidar.

Tale About the Lost Time

Tale about the Lost Time is a 1964 Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Ptushko. It is based on a tale by Evgeny Schwartz.

The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1966 film)

The Tale of Tsar Saltan is a 1966 film based on the eponymous tale by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Alexander Ptushko.

The Tales of Hoffmann (film)

The Tales of Hoffmann is a 1951 British Technicolor comic opera film written, produced and directed by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger working under the umbrella of their production company, The Archers. It is an adaptation of J ...

A Snow Fairy Tale

The film takes place before the New Year. The film tells about a boy-dreamer named Mitya, who is trying to convince his friends that his clock have an amazing ability to stop time and can revive a snow woman. Classmates do not believe Mitya, but ...

Old Khottabych

Starik Khottabych is a Sovcolor Soviet fantasy film produced in the USSR by Goskino at Kinostudyia Lenfilm in 1956, based on a childrens book of the same name by Lazar Lagin who also wrote the films script, and directed by Gennadi Kazansky. In th ...

Tale of Tales (2015 film)

Tale of Tales is a 2015 European fantasy film directed by Matteo Garrone and starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, and John C. Reilly. An Italian-led production with co-producers in France and the United Kingdom, the film is Garrones ...

Three Fat Men (film)

Three Fat Men is a 1966 Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksey Batalov and Iosif Shapiro based on the eponymous novel by Yury Olesha.

Blacktop (film)

When David Lochlyn Munro, a comedian, gets a three night gig at a truckers bar, his girlfriend, Sylvia Kristin Davis, leaves him and accepts a ride from a trucker, Jack Meat Loaf. Problems arise when we discover that Jack may be a deranged serial ...

The Fourth State

The Fourth State is a 2012 German thriller film directed by Dennis Gansel and starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Kasia Smutniak, Max Riemelt, Rade Serbedzija, Mark Ivanir and Isabella Vinet. It premiered in Germany on March 8, 2012. The working title was ...

Step (film)

Step is a 2017 American documentary film directed by Amanda Lipitz, focusing on a girls Baltimore high school dance team. It won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audie ...

Aurora (2006 film)

The film is about a little girl named Aurora who suffered as a result of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Aurora is taken to the United States where she is supposed to get surgery. She meets a man with a ruined life and helps him become a refined ...

Anna Pavlova (film)

Anna Pavlova, also known as A Woman for All Time, is a 1983 biographical drama film depicting the life of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, written and directed by Emil Loteanu and starring Galina Belyayeva, James Fox and Sergey Shakurov. I ...

Carnival (disambiguation)

Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Corporation & plc, the parent company of Carnival Cruise Line SS Carnivale, a steamship operating 1975-1993 Kia Carnival, a car

Masquerade

Masquerade ceremony, a rite or cultural event in many parts of world, especially the Caribbean and Africa Masquerade ball, a costumed dance event Masqueraders, the performers in the West Country Carnival

Mussorgsky (film)

Mussorgsky is a 1950 Soviet biopic film directed by Grigori Roshal, about the emergence of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. It was entered into the 1951 Cannes Film Festival.

Repentance (1987 film)

Repentance is a 1987 Soviet art film directed by Tengiz Abuladze. The film was produced in 1984, however, it was banned from release in the Soviet Union for its semi-allegorical critique of Stalinism. It premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival ...

Flight 222 (film)

Flight 222 is a 1985 Soviet docu-drama film directed by Sergei Mikaelyan. It is loosely based about the incidents during the defection of ballet dancer Alexander Godunov in 1979.

Russian Ballerina

A graduate of the choreographic school is looking for a new style for the part in the ballet The Sleeping Beauty. A student of the Conservatory Aleksey falls in love with a young ballerina.

Dancers (film)

Dancers is a 1987 film directed by Herbert Ross and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Julie Kent. The story revolves around a ballet dancer who is planning to make a film version of the ballet Giselle, and how his romance with a young woman parallels ...

Tchaikovsky (film)

Tchaikovsky is a 1970 Soviet biopic film directed by Igor Talankin. It featured Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the role of the famous Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was nominated for the 1971 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film ...

Chipollino (film)

Chipollino is a 1972 Soviet musical comedy film directed by Tamara Lisitsian. The film is also known as Cipollino.

Play (2011 film)

Play is a 2011 Swedish film drama directed by Ruben Ostlund and written by Ostlund and Erik Hemmendorff. Inspired by actual court cases, it portrays a group of black boys who rob a smaller group of white boys by the means of a psychological game. ...

Juice (film)

Juice is a 1992 American crime thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, and written by Dickerson and Gerard Brown. It stars Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine Hopkins and Khalil Kain. The film touches on the lives of four black youths growin ...

Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games is a 2000 American action crime thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer and written by Ehren Kruger. It stars Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, and Clarence Willia ...

The Ardennes (film)

The Ardennes is a 2015 Belgian drama film directed by Robin Pront. It was screened in the Discovery section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. At the 6th Magritte Awards, it received the Magritte Award for Best Flemish Film. It was ...

Ned Kelly (2003 film)

Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film based on Robert Drewes 1991 novel Our Sunshine. Directed by Gregor Jordan, the films adapted screenplay was written by John Michael McDonagh. The film dramatises the life of Ned Kelly, a legend ...

Buster (film)

Buster is a 1988 British romantic crime comedy based on events from the Great Train Robbery. It stars musician Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock. The soundtrack featured two singles from Collins which topped the Billboard ...

Shadowboxing (2005 film)

Shadowboxing is a 2005 Russian 4-episode sports drama movie. The film stars Denis Nikiforov, Yelena Panova, and Andrey Panin, and it was directed by Aleksey Sidorov. The title track from the music score was performed by Finnish cello rock band Ap ...

Romper Stomper

Romper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie and Tony Lee. The film tells the story of the exploits ...

Bimmer (film)

Бумер is a 2003 Russian road movie directed by Peter Buslov, written by Peter Buslov and Denis Rodimin. The plot revolves around four friends who get into trouble with the law and flee Moscow in a black BMW. As the men drive across the Russian ex ...

In Case of Adversity

In Case of Adversity is a 1958 French drama film directed by Claude Autant-Lara, starring Jean Gabin, Brigitte Bardot and Edwige Feuillere. It was released as Love Is My Profession in the United States. It tells the story of a married lawyer who ...

The Driver

The Driver is a quiet, enigmatic man who steals cars to use as getaway vehicles in robberies around Los Angeles. He is known among fellow criminals for his high price, commensurate with his skill. He has also gained notoriety among police, partic ...

Heist (2001 film)

Heist is a 2001 American crime thriller film written and directed by David Mamet and starring Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, and Delroy Lindo, with Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, and Sam Rockwell in supporting roles. The film became the highest-grossin ...

Money Train

Foster brothers John and Charlie Robinson are transit cops patrolling the New York City subway. On Christmas, they chase a mugger into a subway tunnel. Nearby trains are halted, but transit captain Donald Patterson allows the money train – haulin ...

Dobermann (film)

The charismatic criminal Dobermann Vincent Cassel, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers with his beautiful, deaf girlfriend Nat the Gypsy Monica Bellucci. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are b ...

The Silk Road (film)

The Silk Road, also known as Dun-Huang, is a 1988 Japanese film directed by Junya Satō. The movie was adapted from the 1959 novel Tun-Huang by Yasushi Inoue with the backdrop of the plotline being the Mogao Caves manuscript trove. It was chosen a ...

Manhandled (1949 film)

Manhandled is a 1949 American film noir crime film directed by Lewis R. Foster and starring Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden and Dan Duryea. It is based on the 1945 novel The Man Who Stole a Dream by L. S. Goldsmith.

Inspector Gadget (film)

Inspector Gadget is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by David Kellogg and written by Kerry Ehrin and Zak Penn from a story by Ehrin and Dana Olsen. Loosely based on the 1983 animated television series of the same name, ...

The Outfit (1973 film)

The Outfit is a 1973 American neo-noir crime film directed by John Flynn. It stars Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker and Robert Ryan. Flynns screenplay is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Richard Stark, pseudonym of Donald E ...

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