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1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Svetlana Geier dedicates her life to translating the great works of Russian literature into German, and she returns to Kiev for the first time in 56 years.


Director: Vadim Jendreyko

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Cinema Guild

The Woman With The 5 Elephants (2009)

Release Date: July 20th, 2011|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Alas, this learned woman of letters - her expertise became the work of Dostoyevsky, whose major novels Geier nicknames "the five elephants" - is ill served by a trudging approach and dry-as-dust, procedural style. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The result is that rare thing in cinema -- an intellectually-stimulating crowd-pleaser. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Quietly astonishing documentary. show more

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