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Katerina Izmailova

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Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of [[Performer~P111311~Dmitry Shostakovich~dmitryshostakovich]]'s long-suppressed 1936 opera. [[Performer~P73697~Galina Vishnevskaya~galinavishnevskaya]] stars as Katerina, a bored 19th century farm wife. At the behest of her grungy lover, Katerina murders her husband and her father-in-law. She and her new beau are both sent to Siberia, where the lover almost immediately takes up with a younger woman. Banned by [[Performer~P370159~Stalin~josephstalin]] for its bleak...more

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