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Ruscico (Firm)

Works: 422 works in 716 publications in 2 languages and 9,144 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Epic films  War films  Television mini-series  Historical films  Science fiction films  Television adaptations  Internet videos 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Repentance by Tʿengiz Abulaże( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Georgian and Russian and held by 227 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
Komissar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 220 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
War and peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A painstakingly detailed adaptation of the Tolstoy novel which follows the interconnected lives of a group of Russian aristocrats from 1805 to 1812, including Napoleon's invasion of Russia
Beloe solnt︠s︡e pustyni = White sun of the desert by Vladimir Motylʹ( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 194 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
Stalker by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in Russian and held by 149 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 one'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
Ironii︠a︡ sudʹby, ili, S lëgkim parom! by Eldar Ryazanov( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures of a young Moscow doctor on New Year's Eve
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka by Leonid Gaĭdaĭ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A swindler and financial adviser smuggle stolen diamonds into Russia
Crime & punishment by Pierre Chenal( Visual )

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

A poor ex-law student, kills an old pawnbroker and her sister, perhaps for money, perhaps to prove a theory about being above the law. The police start investigating him. The ex-law student meets and falls in love with a prostitue. She urges him to confess, promising to follow him to Siberia
Anna Karenina by Aleksandr Zarkhi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Russian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is based on the eponymous book by Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is a young and beautiful wife of Mr. Karenin, who is 20 years older. She meets the handsome Count Vronsky and they fall in love with each other. Vronsky loves Anna very much, and he is ready to do anything to make her happy. But her husband Karenin will not give her a divorce. The lovers are trying to escape from a society that does not accept their actions. Anna moves in with Vronsky, and her life becomes more complicated then ever. She becomes traumatized by the conflict between her new desires and her duties as a wife and a mother. Such a painful reality causes depression and suicidal thoughts. Anna loses interest in such a life and jumps under a train -- [Written by Steve Shelokhonov]
Neokonchennai︠a︡ pʹesa dli︠a︡ mekhanicheskogo pianino = Unfinished piece for the player piano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 123 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 in 2001 in Russian and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shurik has built a time machine in his apartment. When it accidentally sends the apartment manager and a thief to the tsar's palace during Ivan the Terrible's reign, and the Tsar finds himself in modern Moscow, things get interesting
Sudʹba cheloveka by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 114 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 )

5 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main character in this tragicomedy, Buzykin, has a gift for attracting people. In fact, he's too nice and gets into complicated situations because he cannot refuse anyone anything. His inability to make decisions if someone could be hurt affects his private life: He unintentionally hurts his wife when he tries to protect his mistress
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
A zori zdesʹ tikhie by Stanislav Rostot︠s︡kiĭ( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 106 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://
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 103 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
Dzhentlʹmeny udachi : neliricheskai︠a︡ komedii︠a︡( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Russian and held by 101 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
Kholodnoe leto pi︠a︡t'desi︠a︡t treʹtego = Cold summer of 1953 by Aleksandr Proshkin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many criminals freed from the Soviet gulags in 1953 are two political prisoners. While waiting for the arrival of a boat in a small village, they help defend its inhabitants from the marauding criminals
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Alternative Names
Russian Cinema Council.

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