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Release Date: 1994

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2003

R|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
In the Soviet Union during the summer of 1936, Army commander Sergei Petrovich Kotov (Nikita Mikhalkov), his wife, Marusia (Ingeborga Dapkounaite) and his daughter, Nadya (Nadezhda Mikhalkova), are enjoying their family vacation. Marusia's lost love, Mitya (Oleg Menchikov), missing for 13 years, suddenly shows up at her family's dacha. Although he's greeted warmly, Mitya has a secret agenda: to arrest Kotov for his part in a nonexistent conspiracy to assassinate Stalin.

Cast: Oleg Menchikov, Ingeborga Dapkounaite, Nikita Mikhalkov, André Oumansky, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Svetlana Krioutchkova, Vladimir Ilyine, Nadezhda Mikhalkova

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Rivalry, Dark, Love triangle, 1930s, Pursuit, Wife, Daughter


Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1995)
Winner Foreign Language Film