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After World War II, Stalin began a propaganda campaign welcoming Russians who had emigrated to come back and help rebuild their homeland. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 01 Sep 1999
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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People’s reactions to communism have been a popular theme in a variety of films. Check our reviews of the family classic The Sound Of Music , or the silly Beautician And The Beast . Life Is Beautiful , and Jakob The Liar , look at the subject far more seriously. The Saint turns it into an action thriller, while the animated Anastasia takes a sentimental look at Russia’s political turning point.

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