WorldCat Identities

Ruscico (Firm)

Works: 338 works in 671 publications in 3 languages and 9,026 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Comedy films  War films  Science fiction films  Gangster films  Epic films  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Komissar by Aleksander Askolʹdov( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 293 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 )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Georgian and Russian and held by 224 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
Voĭna i mir by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 201 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 189 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 by S. A Gerasimov( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Russian and held by 176 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
Brat( Visual )

6 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 166 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
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!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young doctor, with a group of his friends, visits a public bath and gets drunk on New Year Eve. Instead of his friend returning to Moscow, the doctor does, and returns to his home to find its not his home, although the address is the same and his key opens the lock. He finds love with the woman in his non-home
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka by Leonid Gaĭdaĭ( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian worker who starts a heroic combat against a gang of smugglers
Prestuplenie i nakazanie by L Kulidzhanov( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in Russian and held by 131 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
Osenniĭ marafon Autumn marathon by Georgiĭ Nikolaevich Danelii︠a︡( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in Russian and held by 130 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 Aleksandr Zarkhi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Russian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of an aging Russian aristocrat falls for a dashing cavalry officer
Ivan Vasilʹevich meni︠a︡et professii︠u︡ [Ivan Vasilievich changes occupation]( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in Russian and held by 121 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
Neokonchennai︠a︡ pʹesa dli︠a︡ mekhanicheskogo pianino Unfinished piece for the player piano by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail llega con su esposa a la casa de campo de un amigo para pasar el fin de semana, y se encuentra con su ex amante, ahora casada con un idiota. Ese encuentro le hace añorar su juventud y sus amores perdidos
Chekhovskie motivy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A zori zdesʹ tikhie by Stanislav Rostot︠s︡kiĭ( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 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."--
Sibirskīĭ t︠s︡iri︠u︡lʹnik Barber of Siberia by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Russian and English 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
Sudʹba cheloveka by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 108 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."
Viĭ( Visual )

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

Folkloric sources: The demons summoned into the church come from the Slavic superstitions of "midnight dead". Evil people, it was believed, automatically became Devil's subjects upon death. Earth would not hold them so that every night they would crawl out of their graves and torment the living. In the story, the demons have "black earth" clung to them, as if they crawled out of the ground
Zhestokiĭ romans by Ėlʹdar Ri︠a︡zanov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 103 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
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.38 for Voĭna i m ... to 0.58 for Sibirskīi ...)

Alternative Names
Russian Cinema Council.

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