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revolution basement bolshevik secret police


Release Date: September 15, 1992

Year    :   1992
Slogan    :   «The face of death»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Sodaperaga Productions, Studio Troitskij Most
Director    :   Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Jacques Baynac, André Milbet, Vladimir Zazubrin
RunTime    :   91 mins.

Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; no martyrs, just anonymous bodies. Daily, the kangaroo court, the executions, the loading of bodies onto wagons. Srubov is cold, distant, sexually dysfunctional, and a deep thinker, hated by former friends and his family. As he tries to reason the nature of revolution and the purpose of CHEKA, he slowly goes mad.

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