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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
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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?

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