A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »
The film concentrates on the late years of the life of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy leading up to his death, telling about his disenchantment with the system and exploitation of the common people by the privileged classes.
The film is set in the city of Krasnodon in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Russia. Local teenagers are organizing the underground resistance. The teens manage to outsmart the Nazis in ... See full summary »