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Okraina

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[[Feature~V161978~The Patriots~patriots]] is set in a Russian provincial village during World War I. Hans Klering plays a German prisoner of war, put to work in the village's cobbler shop. The film takes its sweet time articulating the relationship between the prisoner and his largely benign captors. [[Feature~V161978~Patriots~patriots]] is essentially a plea for tolerance; being a Russian film of the 1930s, of course, there are none more tolerant than the Soviets. A bilingual production (Russian and...more

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