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Lev Tolstoy (1984)
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Lev Tolstoy (1984)
Original name: Лев Толстой
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film consists of two parts: “Insomnia” and “Departure”. We shall meet Lev Tolstoy in the final years of his life at Yasnaya Polyana. We shall see him surrounded by his family, friends, acquaintances and absolute strangers who were coming to the great man and artist from all over the world. We shall hear “the voice of his thoughts”. In his sleepless nights, we shall follow his memory of the happy youthful years and the crucial, hard ones. We shall witness Tolstoy’s tragic departure from Yasnaya Polyana and his death at an obscure little station of Astapovo.
Plot: writers, death, depression, train, doctor, elderly, anger, dementia, escape

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Duration: 140 min.
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Our Struggles (2018)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Men and Beasts (1962)
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