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East-West (Est-Ouest)

6.6
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Original title
Est-Ouest
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Rustam Ibragimbekov, Sergey Bodrov, Louis Gardel, Régis Wargnier
Music
Patrick Doyle
Cinematography
Laurent Dailland
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Russia-Ukraine-Bulgaria-Spain; Mate Production / UGC / NTV-PROFIT / Gala Film / France 3 Cinéma
Genre
Drama | Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step. By chance, she meets a touring French actress and pleads for help. She also takes a young swimmer under her wing, and several years later, he makes a bold attempt to escape. Meanwhile, the KGB is suspicious, and hope for freedom is dim. Patience, her husband's self control, and her good looks may be their only assets.
Awards
1999: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1999: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1999: 4 Nominations for César: Best Actress, Movie, Director, Music
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