Picture from East-West
Overall B

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

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and brief sensuality.

Talk to your kids about…


What price would you pay for freedom?

In order to protect his wife, Alexei decides to commit adultery. Was this action justified? His lack of fidelity contributes to the marriage’s failure. Would facing the punishment have been a better choice? Were there any other alternatives?

Was Marie’s relationship with the 17 year-old Sacha justifiable?

Are there occasions today where people may be sexually blackmailed, such as abusive relationships where a sexual relationship is continued in an attempt to protect someone else? Are there any alternatives for these situations?