Chuck Norris vs Communism

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Chuck Norris vs Communism

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Chuck Norris vs Communism

Release Date: November 12, 2015

Year    :   2015
Slogan    :   «Video killed the Red Star»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   WDR, ARTE, Passion Pictures, Vernon Films, 4 Proof Film, Impact Partners, RatPac Documentary Films, Openvizor, Sundance Institute, Kloos & Co., HBO Europe
Director    :   Ilinca Calugareanu
Producers    :   Brett Ratner, John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann, Dan Cogan, Nicole Stott, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Jenny Raskin, James Packer, Hanka Kastelicová, Levente Molnár, Stefan Kloos, Aurelian Nica, Mara Adina, Mara Adina, Cristian Pascariu, Abbas Nokhasteh, Maria Tzika, Maria Tzika, Carmen Harabagiu, Anca Chis, Desislava Kadra, Isabelle Cornnell, Kate V. Lewis
Writers    :   Ilinca Calugareanu
RunTime    :   80 mins.
Budget    :   850000

In late eighties, in Ceausescu's Romania, a black market VHS bootlegger and a courageous female translator brought the magic of Western films to the Romanian people and sowed the seeds of a revolution.

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