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Bolshaya Zemlya


Like many another Soviet filmmaker, Sergei Gerasimov devoted his energies to the war effort during the 1940s. The Ural Front is the story of a defense factory that is moved -- lock, stock and barrel -- to the Ural mountains during the first Nazi assault. Characteristically, the film is a tribute to the solidarity and teamwork of Russian workers, most of whom are portrayed con brio by prominent stage and screen actors. The fact that...more