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Russian Lessons (2010)

The film starts as a journey by the two directors-protagonists. Olga and Andrei, on the two sides of the frontline during the Russian-Georgian was in August 2008. A film on such a hot ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vissarion Apliaa Vissarion Apliaa ... Himself
Valery Gergiev ... Himself
Olga Konskaya Olga Konskaya ... Herself
Marat Kulakhmetov Marat Kulakhmetov ... Himself
Mamuka Kurashvili Mamuka Kurashvili ... Himself (as Gen. Mamuka Khurashvili)
Dmitry Medvedev ... Himself
Angela Merkel ... Herself
Andrey Nekrasov ... Himself
Vladimir Putin ... Himself
Mikheil Saakashvili ... Himself (as Mikhail Saakashvili)
Eduard Shevardnadze Eduard Shevardnadze ... Himself
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The film starts as a journey by the two directors-protagonists. Olga and Andrei, on the two sides of the frontline during the Russian-Georgian was in August 2008. A film on such a hot political (and geopolitical) subject first of all establishes emotional contact with the audience by depicting human drama, before coming up with political conclusions. They emerge naturally and powerfully as overwhelming evidence of Russian imperialist plot shows through the Russian media smokescreen as well as mistakes and naivety of the Georgians. The filmmakers return to their St. Petersburg studio loaded with unique footage and evidence which they analyze in the process of film-editing. This process is intertwined in the film's narrative and the viewer gets a sense of partaking in it. In this way the filmmakers are able to come to forceful conclusions without slipping into propaganda and prejudice that charachterize too many films about the August war. Importantly the film puts the recent war in ... Written by official summary

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Country:

Norway | Russia | Georgia

Language:

Russian | Georgian

Release Date:

26 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lekcje rosyjskiego See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia See more »

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This film is as pure lies as snow white.
25 March 2011 | by andreinikipelovSee all my reviews

Being Russian I am not offended when Hollywood movies make Russia look world evilest evil, since this is being done for ages and now seems natural, but these are not claimed documentaries. Right now a festival grade film theater next to me has Russian lessons on agenda. People with taste and intelligence had it selected, what a shame!

The movie contains neither beauty, nor truth, now enjoy this combination if you will. 90 minutes of CNN or FOXnews will substitute this movie for free at a price of a few ad-breaks

As for IMDb-rating, it is (with all respect to minorities) fake and gay, you don't trust 57 votes in 1 year, do you?


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