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Video Review: 'East/West'

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East/West

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
125 minutes
performer:
Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menchikov
director:
Regis Wargnier
distributor:
Columbia Tri-Star
author:
77690
genre:
Historical, War

We gave it an A

In 1946, Stalin invited exiles back to the Soviet Union. Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar, East/West, an effort from Regis Wargnier (Indochine) follows a French family that, foolishly, accepted the offer. The question, asked with dull astonishment by natives when they first arrive — didn’t you know? — echoes bitterly throughout this account of loss and cruel circumstance, right to its aching conclusion. A

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