Set in the 1950s Soviet Union, centers on a young artist who is commissioned to create Stalin's monument and must go through KGB scrutiny.
The scene were the old lady fells at Stalin feet required many takes. Since she wasn't a professional actress and this ended up being quite hard for her to do, actor Gérard Depardieu payed her from his pocket at the end of the scene, as a form of gratitude for her effort.
When Staline enters the room the first time to meet Lidia, there's a modern light switch behind the door.
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