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    Unique ID Code: 0000047173
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    Added on: 8/4/2003 22:51
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    East West (UK)

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    Nominated for 4 Cesars, an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 120 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In June 1946 Stalin launches a massive propoganda campaign targeted at Russian emigrants living in the West, offering an amnesty, new passports and the chance to play a crucial role in the reconstruction of the post-war Soviet Union. Attracted by the promise of a new life, Alexei (Oleg Menshikov), a doctor, and Marie (Sandrine Bonnaire), his wife, make the journey from France to the USSR. However, on arrival in Odessa they are horrified to find that their travelling companions are imprisoned or shot on the spot, and that only they are kept alive.

    Soon it becomes apparent that they have been chosen as a model returnee couple, and are being held in the country against their will. Determined that her family will one day return to the freedom of the West, Marie must find a way to escape the oppression of their new life without alerting the already suspicious authorites. Co-starring Catherine Deneuve, this powerful and uncompromising thriller was nominated for a host of international awards including 4 Cesars, an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

    Special Features:
    Original theatrical trailer
    World Cinema trailer reel

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Régis Wargnier

    Written By:

    Ruben Tapiero
    Sergei Bodrov Jr.
    Catherine Deneuve
    Oleg Menshikov
    Sandrine Bonnaire

    Casting By:
    Gérard Moulévrier
    Zina Mamontova
    Aleksandr Kosev
    Nathanielle Esther Benchimoun

    Soundtrack By:
    Aleksandr Vertinsky
    Vasili Solovyov-Sedoy
    Yakov Shvedov
    Anatoli Novikov
    Patrick Doyle
    Vasili Agapkin

    Director of Photography:
    Laurent Dailland

    Hervé Schneid

    Costume Designer:
    Pierre-Yves Gayraud

    Production Designer:
    Vladimir Svetozarov
    Aleksei Levchenko

    Igor Tolstunov
    Stéphane Sorlat
    Yves Marmion
    Mate Cantero

    Executive Producer:
    Galina Toneva
    Patrick Sandrin
    Aleksandr Rodnyansky
    Stephan Kyrilov
    Yevgeni Gindilis

    Tartan Video

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