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04.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Russia has successfully beaten off invaders from the West time and again, and the epic struggles to preserve the nation�s identity against outside enemies have given rise to many excellent films. One of the greatest, Come andSee (1985), is a visionary depiction of the struggle against Nazism during World War II; another, AlexanderNevsky (1938), influenced Star Wars in its portrayal of Russia�s b...
04.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
A Russian film set in a time of living memory, Cargo 200 takes place in 1984, when the entire USSR resembled the shabby squalor of the worst districts of Detroit. Director Alexy Balabanov titled his film from the Soviet code name for the coffins of dead solders shipped home from Afghanistan, a war the Soviet Union could never win. Cargo 200 will be released April 28 on DVD. If Cargo 200 h...

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