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Ruscico (Firm)

Overview
Works: 425 works in 649 publications in 3 languages and 8,888 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Comedy films  Science fiction films  War films  Epic films  Romance films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Komissar by Aleksandr Askoldov( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 279 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
Voĭna i mir( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 183 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recently discharged soldier makes his way across the desert, seeking only to get to his native village. He happens to be in the area usually occupied by a bandit and his gang. The bandit has left, abandoning all the women connected with the gang, and it falls to the soldier to help them get to safety
Tikhiĭ Don = Quiet flows the Don( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Russian and held by 172 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
Stalker by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in Russian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the center of an outlawed region called The Zone lies a mystical room altered by unnatural forces. Armed guards are the first in a series of lethal obstructions that prevent outsiders from reaching the place where fantastic powers can fulfill man's greatest desires. Only the Stalker can lead a scientist and writer through The Zone where an obstacle course of mental and physical barriers tests the limits of their endurance. At the end they must face a room where the center of power and evil confronts them and the future of mankind
Brat Brother( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after being discharged from the Army, Danila runs afoul of the authorities. He goes to live with his brother, a gangster, in the free-wheeling city of Leningrad. Soon Danila is immersed in the city's organized crime scene
Ironii︠a︡ sudʹby, ili, S lëgkim parom!( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a young Moscow doctor on New Year's Eve
Osenniĭ marafon Autumn marathon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in Russian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buzykin is a kind, gentle person, helping others without a concern for himself, rejecting no one. Unwilling to cause pain to his mistress, he unintentionally hurts his wife, unable to make a final decision until the last moment. However, he tries to change the habitual course of events, and almost succeeds
Anna Karenina by Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Russian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of an aging Russian aristocrat falls for a dashing cavalry officer
Repentance by Tʿengiz Abulaże( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in Georgian and Russian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the tragedy of the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union as paralleled in a provincial Georgian town. Varlam Aravidze, the former mayor of the town, has died. At his funeral he is mourned ostentatiously by his son Avel, his grandson Tornike and all the townspeople. One woman, however, refuses to let the dictator rest in peace. Night after night, Ketevan Barateli exhumes the body and leaves it in the Aravidze family garden. Her parents were imprisoned and murdered by Varlam and she uses her trial to force the family and the townspeople to confront and acknowledge the horrors of his regime
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A swindler and financial adviser smuggle stolen diamonds into Russia
Neokonchennai︠a︡ pʹesa dli︠a︡ mekhanicheskogo pianino Unfinished piece for the player piano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 113 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
Ivan Vasilʹevich meni︠a︡et professii︠u︡ [Ivan Vasilievich changes occupation]( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Russian and held by 113 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
Chekhovskie motivy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tatiana Repina appears at her former lover's wedding, despite her recent suicide
A zori zdesʹ tikhie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 108 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://www.ruscico.com/eng/films/3
Sibirskīĭ t︠s︡iri︠u︡lʹnik Barber of Siberia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Russian and English and held by 108 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
Viĭ( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him
Zhestokiĭ romans( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The beautiful Larissa Ogudalova, daughter of an impoverished, widowed noblewoman, living in a small town on the Volga, is madly in love with Sergei Sergeyevich Paratov. He reciprocates the girl's feelings as long as it suits his purposes. Paratov keeps secret his engagement to another girl and just passes time with Larissa. At the climactic moment, when the girl is expecting him to explain himself, he leaves town to go inspect his estate. At the same time, Larissa is being proposed to by Karandyshev, whom she despises"--Container
Pokai︠a︡nie by Tʿengiz Abulaże( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Georgian and Russian and held by 96 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
Raba li︠u︡bvi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Russian civil war, a Moscow film crew has gathered in the Crimea. The leading actress, Olga, contemplates the revolutionary situation, and after viewing a newsreel of White Army atrocities chooses to return to Bolshevik-controlled Moscow
 
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Russian Cinema Council.

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