Леонид Сторч

русский писатель, живущий в Таиланде

              Leonid Storch

A Russian Writer Living in Thailand



Registry of the Best Soviet and Russian Movies-ENGLISH VERSION

ALL MOVIES ARE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. WATCH HERE FOR FREE.


РУССКАЯ ВЕРСИЯ

The purpose of creating the Registry of the Best Soviet and Russian Movies is two-fold: First, to preserve qualifying movies and to keep them as an easily accessible online collection; and second, to familiarize the non-Russian audience with the best works of Soviet and Russian cinema. These tasks are important, as even Gosfilmofond, a Russian government movie archive has not made any of the best Soviet or Russian movies available online; nor has it succeeded in raising international awareness of their value. To be selected, a movie must:

1. Be released either by a Soviet or Russian production company irrespective of the language used in the movie as primary one, be produced by a substantially Soviet or Russian film crew or have a predominantly Russian-speaking cast; and

2. Have exceptional artistic significance from the standpoint of the international cinema community.

Furthermore, to be included into the English version of the Registry of the Best Soviet and Russian Movies, a movie must be subtitled or close-captioned in English. Unfortunately the latter requirement creates certain limitations: A lot of movies otherwise meeting the first two criteria and, thus, included into the Russian version of the Registry were excluded from the English version because of the lack of translation. This issue has been of major concerns both to me and many fans. Until recently most of the best Soviet and Russian movies were available in translation online thanks to enormous efforts of movie enthusiasts who found time to translate them and upload decent subtitled files on youtube. However acting as proverbial dogs at the manger, Russian production companies including Mosfilm, Lenfilm and others went on crusade against them and had practically all of the subtitled movies deleted from youtube accounts, while failing to subtitle or close caption respective films uploaded to their accounts. It is inexplicable why none of the movies available on Lenfilm’s or STV’s (CTВ) youtube channel is not intended for international viewers (commercial considerations do not apply here, as 95% of these films are not being distributed outside of Russia). The only company that has made some attempt to avail their products to the world audience is Mosfilm (as a result, their releases dominate in the Registry), but every so often the translation of close captions usability are of very poor quality. Note that I have personally offered to assist these companies with subtitling their movies for free, but my offers have not been dignified with a reply by the management.

The Register of the Best Soviet and Russian Movies is not limited to any specific number, and its volume will be continuously growing. So far only the Feature Films Segment has been completed, with Animation Films and Documentaries to be added soon.

Leonid Storch

Listed alphabetically
To watch, click on the picture or the title

ALEXANDER NEVSKY
(Александр Невский) Mosfilm 1938

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Vasilyev.
Starring Nikolay Cherkasov

Winner: US National Board of Review-Top Foreign Film '39

History/drama. Eng CC
Initially banned by the Soviet censors as politically incorrect in light of the then friendship between the USSR and the Third Reich, the movie soon became a cinematographic manifesto of the Russian national idea.
ANDREI RUBLEV: PART 1
ANDREI RUBLEV: PART 2
(Андрей Рублев) 1966/1971, Mosfilm

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko, Mihail Kononov, Yury Nikulin, Nikolay Burlyaev

Winner: Cannes Film Festival '69-FIPRESCI Prize

Drama/biography/history. Eng CC
An account of life of a legendary Russian icon painter, intertwined with philosophical and poetic reflections on the meaning of life and the essence of art.
ฺBALLAD OF A SOLDIER
(Ballada o soldate-ฺБаллада о солдате) 1959, Mosfilm

Directed by Grigori Chukhrai
Starring Vladimir Ivashov

Winner: BAFTA Award (1962)-Best Film from any Source
Nominated: Cannes Film Festival-Palme d'Or '60; Oscar-Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

War/drama. Eng Sub
In the midst of WWII in Russia, a 19-year-old soldier receives a week of leave to visit his mother. This week becomes the most revealing period of his life.
THE FLIGHT: PART 1
THE FLIGHT: PART 2
(Beg-ฺБег) 1970, Mosfilm

Directed by Alexander Alov, Vladimir Naumov
Starring Lyudmila Savelyeva, Aleksey Batalov

Nominated: Cannes Film Festival-Palme d'Or '71

Drama. Eng CC
Based on Mikhail Bulgakov's works, the movie traces lives of Russian emigres in 1920s, scattered around Europe and torn apart by disappointments and nostalgia.
BROTHER
(Brat-Брат) 1997, STV

Directed by Alexei Balabanov
Starring Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Sergei Sukhorukov

Winner: Chicago International Film Festival '97-Best Actor

Crime/Drama. Eng Sub
Danila comes to St Petersburg to see his elder brother, who turns out to be a hit man. Soon he asks Danila to help him with the business.


(Brat-2 Брат-2) 2000, STV

Directed by Alexei Balabanov
Starring Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Sergei Sukhorukov

Crime/drama. Sub
Seeking to revenge his close friend's death, Danila goes to Chicago where he takes a stand against the local criminal world.
CLOSE TO EDEN, a/k/a URGA
(Урга) 1991, Hachette Première, Studio Trite etc

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Starring Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostyukhin

Winner: Venice Film Festival-Golden Lion '93; European Film Awards-Best Film '93; Nika Awards '93 (Russia)-Best Director
Nominated: Oscar '93-Best Foreign Language Film; Golden Globes '93-Best Foreign Language Film

Drama/ethnic. Eng Sub
Set in the steppes of the Inner Mongolia in China, the movie gives a remarkable tour into the life of local nomads, barely affected by problems of the contemporary world.
THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (a/k/a SAYAT NOVA)
(Սայաթ-Նովա – Sayat Nova-Tsvet granata-Цвет граната)
1969, Armenfilm

Directed by Sergei Paradzhanov
Starring Sofiko Chiaureli

Armenian Soundtrack Eng Sub
Biography/psychedelic/drama
Based on reflections of an 18th century Armenian poet, the movie is an out-of-this world piece of imaginary art where each scene is an animated painting.
A COMMONPLACE MIRACLE: PART 1
A COMMONPLACE MIRACLE: PART 2
(Obyknovennoye chudo-Обыкновенное чудо)
1978, Mosfilm

Directed by Mark Zakharov
Starring Alexander Abdulov, Oleg Yankovsky, Evgenia Simonova, Evgeny Leonov, Yuri Solomin

Fantasy/romance/musical Eng Sub
A wonderful story of hope, faith and love narrated in the tradition of Oscar Wilde. Wits and sarcasm add to the charm.
THE CRANES ARE FLYING
(Letyat zhuravli-Летят журавли) Mosfilm, 1957

Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
Starring Tatyana Samojlova, Aleksey Batalov

Winner: Cannes Film Festival '58-Palm d'or

Drama/war/romance Eng Sub
Best Soviet and Russian FilmsTHE CUCKOO, a/k/a KUKUSHKA
(Кукушка) 2003, STV

Directed by Alexander Rogozhkin
Starring Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Viktor Bychkov, Ville Haapasalo

Winner: Nika Awards '03 (Russia)- Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Production Designer; San Francisco International Film Festival '03-Best Narrative Feature

War/romance/comedy/ethnic Eng Sub
Lapland, 1944. With only a few days before the surrender of the Nazi-backed Finland to the Soviets, a Finnish sniper deserts the army to find himself in a forgotten land with a young indigenous woman and a wounded Soviet officer. This is a time where the line between reality and imagination becomes very thin to the heroes.
DAY OF THE FULL MOON
(Den polnoluniya-День полнолуния) Mosfilm, 1998

Directed by Karen Shakhnazarov
Starring Andrei Panin, Vladimir Ilyin

Winner: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ’98-FIPRESCI Prize, Special Mention; Nika Awards (Russia) ’99-Best Screenplay

Drama Eng CC
A remarkable anthology of over a dozen of stories taking place in different time, various places and yet being invisibly connected with each other.
DERSU UZALA: PART 1
DERSU UZALA: PART 2
(Дерсу Узала) 1975, Mosfilm, Atelye 41, Japan

Directed by Akira Kurasawa
Starring Yuri Solomin
Winner: Oscar '76-Best Foreign Language Film

Drama/adventure Eng CC
In the beginning of the 20th century, a Russian geographer explores the snowy Siberian wilderness and makes friends with a local hunter.
THE DIAMOND ARM
(Brilliantovaya ruka-Бриллиантовая рука) 1968, Mosfilm

Directed by Leonid Gaidai
Starring Yuri Nikulin, Andrei Mironov, Anatoli Papanov

Comedy Eng CC
An ordinary Soviet citizen goes on a cruise abroad. Walking around a Mediterranean city, he falls down, breaks his arm, and gets bandaged by paramedics. He doesn't know that the paramedics are smugglers and that his bandage is now stuffed with gold and jewelry.
A DRIVER FOR VERA
(Voditel dlya Very-Водитель для Веры)
2004, Channel 1

Directed by Pavel Chukhray
Starring Igor Petrenko, Yelena Babenko

Winner: Sochi Film Festival '04-Grand Prize

In the early 60s a private is assigned to serve as a chauffeur for a high ranked Soviet general stationed in Crimea by unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a dramatic intrigue involving his superior, the superior's daughter and KGB secret agents.
THE EDGE
(Kray-Kрай) 2010, Rock Fims

Directed by Alexei Uchitel
Starring Vladimir Mashkov, Anjorka Strechel

Winner: Nika Awards (Russia) '11-Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress
Nominated: Golden Globes '11-Best Foreign Language Film

Drama Eng CC
In a post WWII labor camp lost in the Siberian wilderness, a mechanic is trying to restore an abandoned locomotive and escape.
FIVE EVENINGS
(Pyat vecherov-Пять вечеров) 1978, Mosfilm

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Starring Lyudmila Gurchenko, Stanislav Liubshin

Winner; Valladolid International Film Festival '79-Best Actor

Drama Eng Sub
It's been 10 years since he and she were irretrievably separated by war. Now he comes to Moscow and accidentally finds I building where she used to live. To his surprise, she's still there.
A FORGOTTEN TUNE FOR THE FLUTE: PART 1
A FORGOTTEN TUNE FOR THE FLUTE: PART 2
(Zabytaya melodiya dlya fleity-Забытая мелодия для флейты) 1987, Mosfilm

Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Starring Leonid Filatov, Tatyana Dogileva

Comedy/Drama Eng CC
A used-to-be musician who sacrificed music for a successful career in the Soviet party circles falls in love with a poor girl who wants to be an actress. Facing a divorce and the end of his career, he now has to make a decision.
GOROD ZERO
(Город Зеро)
1989, Моsfilm

Directed by Karen Shakhnazarov
Starring Leonid Filatov, Vladimir Menshov, Yevgeni Yevstigneyev

Winner: Chicago International Film Festival '89-Golden Hugo Award-Best Feature Film

Dark comedy Eng CC
A Moscow engineer arrives in a god forgotten town that has no name and gets immediately absorbed in the stream of bizarre, surrealistic events. He tries to leave but comes to understands that there's no escape from this place.
HAMLET: PART 1
HAMLET: PART 2

(Гамлет) 1964, Lenfilm

Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
Starring Innokenti Smoktunovsky

Winner: US National Board of Review-Top Foreign Film '67
Nominated: Golden Globes '67-Best Foreign Language Film; BAFTA '66-Best Film, Best Foreign Actor

Drama Eng Sub
An impressive adaptation of the Shakespeare's classic.
HELLO, I AM YOUR AUNT: PART 1
HELLO, I AM YOUR AUNT: PART 2

(Zdravstvuyte, ya vasha tyotya-Здравствуйте, я ваша тетя)
1975, Ekran

Directed by Viktor Titov
Starring Alexander Kalyagin, Mikhail Kozakov

Comedy Eng CC
An eccentric adaption of Brandon Thomas' play "Charley's Aunt", this movie is the ultimate masterpiece of Alexander Kalyagin's acting.
I WALK AROUND MOSCOW, a/k/a WALKING THE STREETS OF MOSCOW
(Ya shagayu po Moskve-Я шагаю по Москве) 1964, Mosfilm

Directed by Geogri Daneliya
Starring Nikita Mikhalkov, Evgeni Steblov, Galina Polskikh

Winner: UNIATEC Festival '64-Award for Cinematography
Nominated: Cannes Film Festival '64-Palme d'or (as Romance à Moscou)

Comedy Eng CC
Moscow of the 60s was a city of the young and for the young. No matter what was happening to them, they knew how to be happy.
IGLA, a/k/a THE NEEDLE
(Игла) 1988, Kazakhfilm

Directed by Rashid Nugmanov
Starring Viktor Tsoy, Alexander Bashirov, Pyotr Mamonov

Winner: Filmschau Nuremberg '90-Prize of the Town of Nuremberg

Drama Eng CC
A cult film that attained an instant acclaimed thanks to Viktor Tsoy, a Soviet-era rock legend who starred in the movie. Tsoy's character is a free artist hipster trying to help his girlfriend get off the drugs and taking a stand against the mob in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
THE IRONY OF FATE: PART 1
THE IRONY OF FATE: PART 2

(Ironiya sudby ili s lyogkim parom-Ирония судьбы, или с легким паром) Mosfilm, 1975 Mosfilm

Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Starring Andrei Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, Yuri Yakovlev

Comedy Eng Sub
Every New Year Eve a company of old friends goes to a bathhouse to celebrate. This time the celebration was so wild that the dead drunk Zhenya was taken to a Moscow airport and put on a plane to Leningrad by mistake. He ended up being awoken by a stranger woman in a stranger's apartment.
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD, a/k/a MY NAME IS IVAN
(Ivanovo detstvo-Иваново детство) 1962, Mosfilm,

Director
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring Nikolay Burlyaev

Winner: Venice Film Festival '62-Golden Lion

Drama/war Eng CC
He's only 12 years old. The war took his mother. The war stole his childhood. The war made him a soldier.
JOLLY FELLOWS, а/к/а MOSCOW LAUGHS
(Vesyolye rebyata-Веселые ребята) 1934, Mosfilm

Directed by Grigori Alexandrov
Starring Leonid Utesov, Liubov Orlova

Musical comedy Eng Sub, Eng CC
The first Soviet musical comedy features Leonid Utesov's jazz band and tells the story of a pretty housekeeper dreaming about a career in singing.
THE MIRROR
(Zerkalo-Зеркало) 1975, Mosfilm

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring Margarita Terekhova, Oleg Yankovsky

Winner: David di Donatello Award '80-Best Foreign Film

Drama/psychedelic/art house Eng sub
One of the most profound and yet underappreciated movies in the history of cinema, this film is a bible of psychedelics and aestheticism, a daring attempt to connect a human's psyche with life of the society and the inner world of things.
MEETING POINT SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED: PART 1
MEETING POINT SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED: PART 2
MEETING POINT SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED: PART 3
MEETING POINT SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED: PART 4
MEETING POINT SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED: PART 5

(Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya-Место встречи изменить нельзя) 1979, Odessa Film Studio

Directed by Stanislav Govorukhin
Starring Vladimir Vysotsky, Vladimir Konkin, Sergei Yurski

Crime/drama Eng CC
This film became an instant classic in the Soviet Union, mainly because of the charisma of a Russian idol, Vladimir Vysotsky, who died shortly after the film’s premier. In the impoverished post-WWII Moscow, Vysostky’s character, a passionate and fearless detective, is chasing a merciless gang, every so often using quite controversial methods to win his game.
MIMINO
(Мимино) 1977, Mosfilm

Directed by Georgi Daneliya
Starring Vakhtang Kikabidze, Frinzik Mkrtchyan

Winner: Moscow International Film Festival '77-Golden Prize

Comedy Eng CC
Mimino is a pilot flying small passenger helicopters in his native mountainous Georgia. One day, to pursue his dream of working on international flights, he goes to Moscow.
MOSCOW DOES NOT BELIEVE IN TEARS
(Moskva slezam ne verit-Москва слезам не верит) 1980, Mosfilm

Directed by Vladimir Menshov
Starring Vera Alentova, Irina Muravyova, Alexei Batalov

Winner: Oscar ’81-Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated: Berlin International Film Festival ’80-Golden Berlin Bear

Comedy Eng CC
1960s. Alexandra's life is tough: She works at a factory, shares a dorm room with two people and has no private life. Time sorts things out for her and her friends - in a different way for everyone. A modern Cinderella story, it became third Russian movie winning an Oscar.
MY FRIEND IVAN LAPSHIN
(Moy drug Ivan Lapshin-Мой друг Иван Лапшин)
1984, Lenfilm

Directed by Alexei German
Starring Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, Andrei Mironov

Winner: Locarno International Film Festival '86-Ernest Artaria Award

Drama Eng Sub
A mesmerizing insight into the life of a police detective in a small provincial town in 1930s.
MY GRANDMOTHER
(Chemi bebia ჩემი ბებია Moya babushka - Moя бабушка)
1929, Goskinprom (Georgian Soviet Republic)

Directed by Kote (Konstantin) Mikaberidze
Starring Alexander Takayshvili, Bella Chernova

Dark comedy Eng Soundtrack
A silent film satire on idiosyncrasies of bureaucratic system in Soviet Georgia.
OFFICE ROMANCE: PART 1
OFFICE ROMANCE: PART 2

(Sluzhebnyi roman-Служебный роман) 1977, Mosfilm

Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Starring Alisa Freindlikh, Andrei Myagkov, Liya Akhedzhakova

Comedy CC
Anatoli is a single father struggling to have the ends meet and raise his two kids. Desperate, he follows a friend's suggestion to develop an affair with his female boss and thus to receive a promotion. Consequences of his move were something he did not expect at all.
PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS
(Kavkazskiy plennik-Кавказский пленник) 1996, Caravan, BG Production

Directed by Sergei Bodrov, Sr.
Starring Oleg Menshikov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr.

Winner: European Film Awards ’96-Outstanding Single Achievement; Nika Awards (Russia) ’96: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay
Nominated: Oscar ’97-Best Foreign Language Film; Golden Globes ’97-Best Foreign Language Film

War/Drama Eng Sub
A younger Russian soldier fighting in Caucasus in the 90s is taken POW by insurgents. He is to die unless someone will pay the ransom, but there's no one to pay.
RUSSIAN ARK
(Russky kovcheg-Русский ковчег)
2002, State Hermitage Museum; BKM, kulturelle Filmförderung des Bundes (Germany)

Directed by Alexander Sokurov
Starring Sergei Dreiden

Won: Society of Camera Operators ’08-Historical Shot
Nominated: Cannes Film Festival ’02-Palme d’or

Drama/Fantasy/History Russian Ark has became the first ever movie shot in a single take, with no editing. Being a tribute to Russian for its role in preserving world art, the film features 2000 Actors, 300 years of Russian history, 33 rooms of the St Petersburg Hermitage Museum and 3 live orchestras.
SHINE, SHINE, MY STAR
(Gori, gori, moya zvezda-Гори, гори, моя звезда) 1969, Mosfilm

Directed by Alexander Mitta
Starring Oleg Yefremov, Evgeny Leonov Oleg Tabakov

Tragicomedy Eng Sub
1920s... In the midst of the Civil War in the Ukraine, an aspiring artist is trying to create an experimental theater for masses, promoting ideas of the revolution and universal equality and fighting philistine values.
THE SHOOTING PARTY, a/k/a MY TENDER AND AFFECTIONATE BEAST
(Moy laskovyi yi neznnyi zver-Мой ласковый и нежный зверь) 1978, Mosfilm, Inter Allianz Film (Germany) etc

Directed by Emil Loteanu
Starring Oleg Yankovsky, Galina Belyayeva

Nominated: Cannes Film Festival ’78-Palme d’or

Drama Eng Sub
Based on an Anton Chekhov's short story, this story of love, passion and betrayal will take you to the 19th century rural Russia.
SLAVE OF LOVE
(Raba liubvi-Раба любви) 1975, Mosfilm

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Starring Yelena Solovei, Alexander Kalyagin

Winner: US National Board of Review '78-Top Foreign Film

Tragicomedy Eng Sub
At the turn of the 20th century, a silent screen star gets unintentionally involved in political activities involving imperial police and Bolshevik activists.
SOLARIS: PART 1
SOLARIS: PART 2

( Солярис) 1972, Mosfilm

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Anatoly Solonistyn, Jüri Järvet

Winner: Cannes Film Festival ’72-FIPRESCI Prize, Grand Prize of the Jury
Nominated: Cannes Film Festival ’72-Palme d’or

Sci-fi/drama/psychedelic Eng Sub
A researcher arrives on a space station hovering over Solaris, a planet covered by a possibly intelligent plasma-ocean entity. One night his wife, who has been dead for 10 years, visits him on the station. Not exactly tailored towards typical fans of sci-fi, the movie is more like a philosophical parable about love, the feeling of guilt, and the meaning of human relationships.
STALKER: PART 1
STALKER: PART

(Stalker) 1980, Mosfilm

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Starring Alisa Freyndlikh, Alexander Kaydanovsky, Anatoly Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko

Winner: Cannes Film Festival '79-Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Drama/sci-fi/psychedelic Eng Sub
He's a stalker. He takes people to the Zone, a mortal area altered by what is thought to be an aliens visit. The rumor is that the Zone contains incredible wonders, and the biggest of them is a room where wishes get granted. STALKER: PART 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: PART 1
TCHAIKOVSKY: PART 2

(Чайковский) 1970, Моsfilm

Directed by Igor Talankin
Starring Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Evgeni Leonov, Maya Plisetskaya

Nominated: Oscar ’72-Best Foreign Language Film, Best Music Score; Golden Globes ’72-Best Foreign Language Film

Drama/biography Eng CC
An account of life and artistic work of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, one of the 19th century greatest composers (Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Eugene Onegin).
alt= TWO COMRADES WERE SERVING
(Sluzhili dva tovaritsha-Служили два товарища)
1968, Mosfilm

Directed by Evgeni Karelov
Starring Oleg Yankovsky, Roland Bykov, Vladimir Vysotsky

Drama/war Eng Sub
1920. Civil War. The Reds are furiously trying to take over The Crimea, the last stronghold of the White Army. Two Red soldiers are sent on a special mission, to conduct aerial shooting of the Whites’ fortifications. The film is particularly notable for the powerful performance delivered by Vladimir Vysotsky, whose character became the ultimate manifestation of the White Guard heroism and tragedy.
THE VANISHED EMPIRE
(Ischeznuvshaya imperiya-Исчезнувшая империя) 2008, Mosfilm

Directed by Karen Shakhnazarov
Starring Aleksandr Lyapin, Sergei Narbekov
Lidiya Milyuzina

Drama Eng Sub
Moscow. Amidst playboy parties and ditched classes, two university student friends court the same girl. A wonderful story of people's lives in the 70s: None of them could possibly foresee that soon their country would vanish.
WAR
(Voyna-Война) STV-2002

Directed by Alexei Balabanov
Starring Aleksey Chadov, Sergei Bodrov, Jr., Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Winner: Montréal World Film Festival '02-Best Actor
Nominated: Nika Awards (Russia) '03-Best Film, Best Director

Drama/war Sub CC
During the war in Chechnya, a Russian officer and a British actress are taken hostages by Chechen rebels demanding a huge ransom. With no help from either British or Russian government or anyone, two men go on a do-or-die mission to the lion's den to save them.
WAR AND PEACE: PART 1
WAR AND PEACE: PART 2
WAR AND PEACE: PART 3
WAR AND PEACE: PART 4
(Voyna i mir, Война и мир) 1965/67, Mosfilm

Directed by Sergei Bondarchuk
Starring Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergei Bondarchuk

Winner: Oscar' 69-Best Foreign Language Film; Golden Globes '69-Best Foreign Language Film; US National Board of Review '69-Top Foreign Film.

Drama/war/history Eng Sub
An eight-hour screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s epic, the film casts 120,000 actors, setting the record in the Guinness Book of Records. According to some estimates, it is also the most expensive production ever, taking inflation into account.
WATCH OUT FOR THE AUTOMOBILE
(Beregis avtomobilya-Берегись автомобиля)
1966, Mosfilm

Directed by Eldar Ryazanov
Starring Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Oleg Yefimov

Comedy Eng CC
A humble looking insurance agent is a lone conscientious crusader against corruption and bribery thriving in Moscow. To fight his fight and send the message, he begins to steal expensive cars owned by the dishonest guys, transferring the proceeds to foster homes.
THE WHITE SUN OF THE DESERT
(Beloe solntse pustyni-Белое солнце пустыни) 1970, Mosfilm

Directed by Vladimir Motyl
Starring Pavel Luspekayev
Winner: State Award of the Russian Federation (1971)

War/Tragicomedy. CC
In 1920s during the Civil War in Russian, on his way home, a Red commander is unexpectedly assigned to protect the former harem of a Muslim warlord against fundamentalist gangs seeking to escape from the country.