East/West (1999)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Drama, History


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June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

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Director:

Régis Wargnier

Writers:

Rustam Ibragimbekov, Sergei Bodrov, Louis Gardel, Régis Wargnier

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30 August 2001 | gindogg
well made film that depicts post WWII life in the USSR accurately
This movie hit pretty close to home. I am a first generation American. Everyone else in my family left the USSR(Ukraine) in the 1970's.

One of the many reasons they left is because of the daily life problems that this movie depicts. People were afraid to say anything, or express their thoughts even remotely on how they felt about life in thing wrong with it. If they did so they would be either murdered thrown in jail or taken away never to be heard from again. East West is a well made and easy to understand film that can be enjoyed by a lot of mainstream audiences.

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