Vor / The Thief

TitleVor / The Thief
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsChukhrai, Pavel
Running Time96 min
Date Released07/17/1997
Publication LanguageRussian

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, this movie provides an allegorical tale of life under Stalin in the Soviet Union during the 1950s. A poor, migrant war-widow and her son meet a dashing man masquerading as an army officer who served in World War II. The three form a make-shift family, but the happiness of the mother and son soon falters when the new father displays cruelty and neglect.

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