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1 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
Though its films were rarely exhibited on the other side of the Iron Curtain, the prolific Soviet film industry churned out more than propagandistic documentaries and epic-length versions of 19th-century Russian novels. This documentary explores the musical comedy genre in the communist era, when, just as in Hollywood musicals, characters broke into elaborately stylized song and dance numbers mid-movie, the difference being that these characters sang in praise of collective farms and factories.

Cast: Margarita Andrushkovich , Chris Doerk , Erich Gusko , Karin Schröder , Brigitte Ulbrich , Barbara Harnisch , Andrea Schmidt , Frank Schöbel

Director: Dana Ranga

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Kino International Corp.

East Side Story (1997)

Release Date: June 25th, 1997|1 hr. 16 min.

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