My Friend Ivan Lapshin

Directed by Alexei Gherman

Year: 1971
Running Time: 100
Color Type: Color and B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33.1
Country: Russia
Language: Russian with English Subtitles [audio]
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My Friend Ivan Lapshin

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Directed by Alexei Gherman


Set in provincial Russia in 1935, My Friend Ivan Lapshin was banned for fourteen years for its evocative dramatization of one of the darkest periods in Soviet history. A police investigator relentlessly and mercilessly pursues a gang of criminals, but in the process comes to realize the distance between the idealism of the revolutionaries and the grim, frightening reality of the Stalinist era.
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