In 1905 Russia Tevye the Jewish milkman talks with God about wealth, struggles with 3 of his daughters over choice of a spouse, & suffers the indignity of exile during a pogrom.
Based on a Yiddish story by Sholem Aleichem, this centers on the conflict between the Russian Jewish milkmn Tevya & his daughter Chave’s desire to marry a Gentile.
This is a terrific documentary about the making of Fiddler on the Roof from its origins in Yiddish theater to Broadway and Hollywood. Click the title to read my review.
A Russian ballerina forced to become a spy is charged with seducing a CIA agent to discover a mole in Russian intelligence.
The conflict between Russia’s Ivan the Terrible & his Metropolitan Filip is similar to that between England’s King Henry VIII & Thomas More, but more bloody.
An epic tale follows the misfortunes of 5 young Berliners involved in the Nazi invasion of Russia, from 1941 hopeful years through 1945’s disillusinionment.
The huge Battle of Stalingrad is seen through the experience of five Soviet solders & a girl they protect & a Nazi captain and his Russian lover.
Tolstoy’s novel receives epic treatment from grand ball rooms in Moscow to bloody battlefields as we see the story of Pierre, Andrei & Natasha unfold.