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Dear Comrades!

Historical drama by the Russian film veteran Andrey Konchalovskiy (Siberiade) about the reckless way in which the KGB dealt with striking factory workers in the 1960s.

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Please note that this film is in Russian, with Dutch subtitles.
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A provincial town in the south of the USSR, 1962. Lyudmila, a devoted Communist Party official and idealistic veteran of WW II, is vehemently opposed to anything she perceives as anti-Soviet sentiment. Together with other local Party officials, she is taken by surprise by a strike at the local factory, in which her own daughter is taking part. As the situation quickly spirals out of control, Lyudmila begins a desperate search for her daughter in the face of curfews, mass arrests, and the authorities’ ruthless attempts to cover up the state violence. Her once unquestioning faith in the Party line is shaken by her growing awareness of its human toll, tearing apart the world she thought she knew.

Andrey Konchalovskiy, Russia, 2020, 116 min. Russian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladislav Komarov, Andrey Gusev, Yuliya Burova.
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