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Levsha

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Some reviewers mistook this historical drama for a children's film, but it's not exactly a children's film. It's based on a satirical story by 19th-century Russian writer Nikolai Leskov. Though he also wrote a number of serious novels (one of them, Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk was made into an opera by Dmitry Shostakovich), "Levsha" (The Lefty) remains his most well-known and popular work in Russia. The story of Levsha was both a satire on Russian bureaucracy and a celebration of the ingeniousness of ordinary...more

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