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The Children of Arbat Street (2004)
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The Children of Arbat Street (2004)
Original name: Дети Арбата
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 705 min.
TV show
Story: Children of the Arbat is a 16-part television serial based on the Children of the Arbat trilogy by Anatoly Rybakov. It aired on the Channel One network in Russia in 2004. The series closely follows the plot of Rybakov's trilogy. Set in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, it tells the story of Sasha Pankratov, a student and loyal Komsomol member from the Arbat neighborhood of Moscow who is unfairly exiled to Siberia. As his family and friends, including his love interest Varya Ivanova, grapple with Sasha's sudden detention and departure, the series shows the growing fear and paranoia that gripped Moscow in the years before the murder of Sergey Kirov and the start of Stalin's Great Purge.
Style: captivating, suspense, sad, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric
Plot: stalinism, love, army, soldier, russian, family relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, society, everyday life, wartime life, couple relations, totalitarian regime, josef stalin, family drama
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, soviet union

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