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Best Russian Flick!!!!!


I love this movie a lot and i think this one is the best.
If you think I am wrong then tell me what film is?

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Best Russian film? No that would probably be something by Tarkovsky or Eisenstein.

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While I agree Tarkovsky and Eisenstein are great Russian filmmakers - THEY, are unfortunately, the only TWO filmmakers known outside of Russia. I'm Russian, and I can tell you that Soviet cinema is some of the best in the world - and produced almost a gem after gem during the time, there are more greater films than by these two filmmakers. Tarkovky's films are philosophical and educational, not meant for entertainment, so it's tough to use the word "BEST" in his films. I can tell you that the majority of Russians, when asked what's the best russian film is, would not mention Tarkovsky's or Eisenstein's films. They are likely to mention other films.

some of the great films from Russia.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0070233/ - possibly one of the most well known comedies throughout Russia/Ukraine, and one of the best. (But just know, the humor we find funny, foreigners might not)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0062759/ - Diamond Arm (comedy, up there with the above)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0111579/ - Burnt by the Sun

http://imdb.com/title/tt0066565/ - White Sun of the Desert (comedy/drama)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0079579/ - Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (drama, won Oscar for best foreign film)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0052600/ - Ballad of a Soldier (war drama)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0053317/ - Fate of a Man (war drama, GREAT film)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0063794/ - War and Peace (from same director as above, won Academy Award)

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thanks for this list, i saw night watch then day watch, now i have been wanting to see some more russian films. i just watched brat put all these on my netflix list so thank you.

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Don't confuse Russian films, with Soviet films...There is a difference....Burnt By the Sun is the only Russian film from that list

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Brother is a terrible movie with terrible music.

I've seen mostly Tarkovsky, Eisenstein, and Pudovkin(not Russian, but Soviet) films, but I have also seen Oblomov -moderatley good, Prisoner of the Mountains- a little better, War and Peace-fairly outstanding, The Return-boring, and I have just started watching Siberiade-which so far(2 episodes in) is shaping up to be one of the greatest films ever made. Truly phenomenal.

So, as you can see, most of my viewing of Russian, or Soviet films are older films, but Brother did not move me or entertain me on any level, be it emotional, intellectual, nor did it excite me in any way.

I own a few other films which I haven't viewed yet, such as Destiny of Man, Cranes are Flying, Ballad of a Soldier, White of the Desert Sun, and I am Cuba.

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The Danila character was just a bit too weird. Child like naive, but at the same time hardened to the point that it's piece of cake to kill someone without any remorse. We don't find much about him except that he likes russian rock especially Nautilus Pompilius. Oh no - he is obsessed with it. He is a bit antisemitic and xenophobic for no apparent reason. He is assertive and goal driven, but very relaxed and always with a smug smile on his face. Has trouble reading people and gives them benefit of the doubt no matter what.

Overall it wasn't a bad movie. All time best? No not at all.

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And agreed. Good movie, very interesting character. On one hand he seems unsure of himself, always grinning and hunched over, on the other he defends himself and kills people without hesitating. It's odd to see such a contrast. He comes off as very simple minded and yet so fearless that you can't help but respect him. He has a set of principles and he follows them, without regard for anything else.

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Personally I thought the film was alright. It wasn't a bad movie I just didn't like it as much as I was hoping to. Oh well.

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Well, it's the worst Russian film I've seen to date. "The Cranes are Flying", "The Irony of fate" (original) and "Cruel Romance" are all far superior to this piece of trash.

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Just like Brits, they're mostly good at adaptating to screen their classical literature. Otherwise their cinema sucks.

my vote history:
http://www.imdb.com/user/ur13767631/ratings

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