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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call...Written by
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To be honest, this movie had its strong points, but in the end, fell short of the mark. Especially due to the horribly prolonged ending........it should have ended with Kotov's daughter running out of the car, everything that followed was much too obvious. For me, the best moment is when Kotov sits with his daughter playing her game; the look on his face says much more than the last 15min of the movie, the "symbolic" Stalin balloon, and the predictable...well, ending.
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