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Stalin's Couch (2016)

Le divan de Staline (original title)
Set in the 1950s Soviet Union, centers on a young artist who is commissioned to create Stalin's monument and must go through KGB scrutiny.

Director:

Fanny Ardant

Writers:

Fanny Ardant (scenario), Jean-Daniel Baltassat (from the novel by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gérard Depardieu ... Joseph Staline
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Lidia
Paul Hamy Paul Hamy ... Oleg Iakoblevitch Danilov
François Chattot François Chattot ... Le général Nikolaï Vlassik
Tudor Istodor ... Le capitaine Dovitkine
Xavier Maly ... Poskrebichev
Luna Picoli-Truffaut Luna Picoli-Truffaut ... Varvara
Alexis Manenti ... Tchirikov
Miguel Monteiro ... L'homme aux gants
Lídia Franco ... Rumichvili
Joana de Verona ... Olga
Philippe Leroux Philippe Leroux ... Le capitaine du MGB
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Barahona Abreu Marta Barahona Abreu ... Une domestique
João Cunha João Cunha ... Un soldat
Mónica Ferreira Mónica Ferreira ... Une domestique
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Set in the 1950s Soviet Union, centers on a young artist who is commissioned to create Stalin's monument and must go through KGB scrutiny.

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Country:

France | Portugal | Russia

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 January 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalin's Couch See more »

Filming Locations:

Curia, Anadia, Aveiro, Portugal See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Almost entirely shot in Bussaco Palace Hotel in Portugal, both interiors and exteriors. The inner walls are decorated with portuguese historical tiles, which had to be covered. See more »

Goofs

When Staline enters the room the first time to meet Lidia, there's a modern light switch behind the door. See more »

Connections

Features The Blue Angel (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No 8, in C Minor, Op. 110
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich
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a film about a fat french dude named Stalin
1 June 2018 | by tudorcareanSee all my reviews

The setting and directing of the movie is horrible. There is nothing russian to the atmosphere: the actors are speaking french all the way, no russian background music, no footage in Moscow, the actors were not behaving like russians. At the very least they could have shown some communist monuments or at least try to re-create the athmosphere like other movies like "The Americans" did.

I want my two hours of my life back. It's that bad.


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