WorldCat Identities

Ruscico (Firm)

Works: 439 works in 792 publications in 3 languages and 9,334 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  War films  Epic films  Historical films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Komissar by Aleksander Askolʹdov( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated soldier of the newly-formed Soviet army becomes pregnant has to make a choice between becoming a mother and the needs of the Revolution. Set against the Russian Civil War, Klavdia Vavilova has a reputation in her unit as a selfless fighter, but her unexpected situation not only forces her to temporarily leave her comrades, her commanders have placed her in the household of a family of Ukrainian Jews. As the humanity and suffering of those living outside the party apparatus becomes apparent, Vavilova's emotions grow increasingly conflicted. Her tenuous situation turns dire when her unit returns for her and she is confronted with a final chance to show her loyalty to the cause
Repentance by Tʿengiz Abulaże( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Georgian and Russian and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the police eventually capture a local woman accusing her of digging it up. The trial gradually reveals the truth about the despot's vicious reign of terror, and forces the townspeople to face the reality of his, and the Soviet Union's, monstrous inhumanity during the Stalinist era. Repentance was the first Soviet film that openly denounced the horrors of Stalinism, though the Georgian director Tengiz Abuladze chose to make it allegorical, deliberately using anachronisms and making the leading character look like a combination of Stalin's henchman Lavrentii Beriia, Hitler, and Mussolini
War and peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon's army advances through Europe, and the high society of St. Petersburg discusses philosophical matters: What sets history in motion? The ambition of an emperor, the hastiness of a tsar, or the talent of a military commander? The destiny of Russia is inseparable from that of Andrei Bolkonsky, Pierre Bezukhov, and Natasha Rostova
Beloe solnt︠s︡e pustyni = White sun of the desert by Vladimir Motylʹ( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian soldier wants to return home to his wife but must first guard the harem of a rebel leader to safety
Tikhiĭ Don = Quiet flows the Don by S. A Gerasimov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Russian and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Don Cossack warrior falls in love with the wife of a fellow soldier. Set in Russia's Don River Valley during World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution
Ironii︠a︡ sudʹby, ili, S lëgkim parom! by Ėlʹdar Ri︠a︡zanov( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows adventures of a young single Moscow doctor on New Year's Eve
Stalker by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in Russian and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stalker is the man who knows a lot about the system of obstacles and traps in the Zone. He knows the way to the coveted room where any wish may come true. To find this room is the goal of Writer and Professor."--Container
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka by Leonid Gaĭdaĭ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian worker who starts a heroic combat against the gang of smugglers
Neokonchennai︠a︡ pʹesa dli︠a︡ mekhanicheskogo pianino = Unfinished piece for the player piano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture of life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century. A village teacher, undergoing an emotional crisis and believing his life has had no purpose, torments both himself and his young wife. A doctor hates his patients and his work. Guests staying with a general's wife are talking about the pleasures of a simple village life, not really believing what they are saying
Crime & punishment by Pierre Chenal( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in Russian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning and emotionally charged adaptation of the classic novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, chronicling the travails of a young man in turn-of-the-century Russia
Sudʹba cheloveka by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrei Sokolov, the film's protagonist, had lost in the war with fascist Germany his wife and children, had survived the horrors of a concentration camp. He was already being led to be shot, but at the last minute the camp's commandant, Muller, revoked the sentence. After his release from the camp, Andrei Sokolov marched with the Soviet Army as far as Berlin. But Fate would not stop testing him: on Victory Day he got the news of his son Anatoly's death. And in spite of the fact that he seemed to have lost everything, he remained a good human being and became a father to an orphaned boy."
Osenniĭ marafon = Autumn marathon by Georgiĭ Nikolaevich Danelii︠a︡( Visual )

6 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered college professor finds his life made difficult by hounding students, a nagging wife, a demanding mistress, and a neighbor who insists the professor jog with him each morning at dawn
Ivan Vasilʹevich meni︠a︡et professii︠u︡ = [Ivan Vasilievich changes occupation]( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absent-minded inventor Shurik has built a time machine in his apartment. When it accidentally sends a thief and his apartment manager, a look-alike for Ivan the Terrible, to the tsar's palace during Ivan the Terrible's reign, and the Tsar finds himself in modern Moscow, complications arise and Shurik desperately tries to return things to normal
Sibirskīĭ t︠s︡iri︠u︡lʹnik = Barber of Siberia( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Russian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealized vision of late Tsarist Russia combines comedy and serious drama as it tells the story of an American woman who falls in love with a young Russian officer with tragic results
A zori zdesʹ tikhie by Stanislav Rostot︠s︡kiĭ( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dramatic story of women in the war has won numerous international prizes and awards. The action takes place during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Russian Karelia, the autumn of 1941. Five anti-aircraft gunner girls, who are mostly under twenty years old, and their commander, Sergeant Vaskov, discover that a German subversive detachment has landed in this, still far-removed from the front line, locale. The information must be delivered to the headquarters. However, the saboteurs have broken communications, cutting off the small group from their own people and leaving them no hope of getting any help. The enemy endeavors to further penetrate into the rear of the Soviet army on a mission to destroy a number of essential facilities. Vaskov and the five girls accept battle, being outnumbered by sixteen Fascists, armed to the teeth."--Http://
Chekhovskie motivy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young student must ask for money from his tight-fisted father; an opera tenor gets married in a church, but there is one unexpected guest--his previous lover, who has recently committed suicide
Dzhentlʹmeny udachi : neliricheskai︠a︡ komedii︠a︡( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Russian and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kindergarten director and a very nice man finds himself chasing stolen treasure and not for his own profit. His kindness and pedagogical experience have an unexpected effect on the hardened criminals
At home among strangers, a stranger among his own by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unenviable lot fell to the Red Army soldier Shilov: he is suspected of stealing gold. In the hungry 1920s, the young Soviet Republic's government searches for gold all over the country, to buy for it bread from abroad. And now, the collected valuables disappeared from the armored and well-guarded train car on their way to Moscow. Shilov learns that the valuables have been stolen by bandits. To restore his good reputation, Shilov has to infiltrate the band. To find out where the stolen gold is kept, he must be at home among the strangers
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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.15 for O brother, ... to 0.53 for At home am ...)

Alternative Names
Russian Cinema Council.