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An Ordinary Execution (2010)

Une exécution ordinaire (original title)
Moscow, 1952. Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles.

Director:

Marc Dugain

Writers:

Marc Dugain (novel), Marc Dugain (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Dussollier ... Joseph Staline
Marina Hands ... Anna
Edouard Baer ... Vassilli
Denis Podalydès ... Le concierge
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Le directeur de l'hôpital
Grégory Gadebois ... Le chef de service
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus ... Beria
Anne Benoît Anne Benoît ... Alexandra, la mère d'Anna
Marie Payen Marie Payen ... Patiente Anna 1
Amandine Dewasmes Amandine Dewasmes ... Patiente Anna 2
Régis Romele ... Docteur Gregoriev (as Régis Romélé)
Gilles Ségal ... Oncle Anton
Vincent Ozanon Vincent Ozanon ... Milicien 1
Horatiu Bob Horatiu Bob ... Militien 2
Denis Falgoux Denis Falgoux ... Secrétaire Kremlin
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Storyline

Moscow, 1952. Anna is a doctor, Vassilli serves in a local administration. Life is grim but they find solace in unconditional love. One day Anna is taken to the Kremlin where she has to cure Stanlin himself. She needs to keep the secret at all costs and as her relationship with the URSS leader grows, her couple with Vassilli tumbles. Written by leifeng_2003

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 February 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

An Ordinary Execution See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,483,818 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,276,892
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the first scene in the cinema, Stalin is watching The Spoilers (1942). In the second scene in the cinema, all that is seen is the final shot of a film - a title card with the words, "The End" superimposed on a map of Alaska. This would appear to be from "The Spoilers" as this film is set in Alaska. So, with either Stalin was watching same film again or the film-makers twice used clips from the one film to give the impression that he watched many American films. See more »

Goofs

Anna and Vassily wear wedding rings on their left hands. In Russia wedding rings are worn on the right hand. See more »

Connections

References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Russian National Anthem
Written by Sergey Mikhalkov (as S. Mikhalkova) , Aleksandr Aleksandrov (as A. Alexandrov) and Gabriel Ureklyan (as G. Reghistan)
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7 August 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it is a nice film. for its image, acting, intentions of writer/director. but it is a product for Westestn public. that is only sin. it is necessary to present the tragedies of East Europe and the long pain of Soviet space. but , in same measure, it is not easy to create the perfect image of system. the film has not chance to convince. and the cause , I supposed, it is the distance between director and the story. it sounds strange but the team does a good work. an admirable, touching reconstruction of an universe. the basis is a real case. but it is not enough. a special ingredient is missing. maybe, only for Eastern viewer who knows little more than the clear , honest testimony of this movie.


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