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Brestskaya krepost (2010) Director: Aleksandr Kott Actors: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko Runtime: 132 min In spite of accelerated militarization and the growing awareness that the war between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany is inevitable, in the days immediately preceding the beginning of the war, Stalin refused to accept the credibility of the …

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La battaglia di Algeri (1966) Director: Gillo Pontecorvo Actors: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi Runtime: 121 min The Algerian revolution was an anti-colonial conflict between France and the Algerian liberation movements from 1954 to 1962, when Algeria gained its independence. The movie covers a period of intense urban-guerrilla activity in the capital Algiers from …

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Die bleierne Zeit (1981) Director: Margarethe von Trotta Actors: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa Runtime: 106 min The film’s title “The Leaden Times” (Die bleierne Zeit) refers to the feelings of disappointment and defeat within the German Left in the 1970s, which followed the failures of 1960s social movements. A deep hatred of the political system …

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The Devils (1971) Director: Ken Russell Actors: Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave Runtime: 117 min Historical drama about the Urbain Grandier, a controversial Catholic priest from the 17th century who was tried for witchcraft, and sentenced for political reasons. Believe it or not, this movie is based on actual events. You can download this film or …

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Hadashi no Gen (1983) Director: Mori Masaki Runtime: 83 min A Japanese anime about the first atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima in August 1945 and the direct consequences for the population. The focus is the story of a boy Gen and the fate of his family. Based on actual events. You can download this film …

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