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.


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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.