About the film
Release Date: February 24, 2001
|Production Companies||:||Gosfilmfond Russia, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Lenfilm|
|Producers||:||Viktor Sergeev, Vladimir Persov|
Unfolding over two days in 1924, the film depicts the dying Lenin, world revolutionary and father of the USSR, now powerless and isolated at his Gorki estate. Cared for by his wife, Nadezhda Krupskaia, sister Maniasha, his German doctor and several attendants, Lenin raves about his diminishing faculties, discusses the deaths of great figures (including Marx), rides a car to a picnic in a meadow and ponders his historic legacy.