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Ruscico (Firm)

Works: 565 works in 898 publications in 2 languages and 10,278 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  War films  Science fiction films  Epic films  Fantasy films  Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Komissar( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 295 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 1987 and 2004 in Georgian and Russian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This last Tengiz Abuladze film is crowning the trilogy started by the motion pictures "The Supplication" and "The Wishing Tree". In the Soviet Union, the film was put into distribution only as late as 1987, during the "glasnost" period. The film's structure is somewhat whimsical: the action develops, as it were, outside the time framework, with no specified indication to the 1930s. In the character of dictator Varlam Aravidze, the traits of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Beria are equally recognizable. Three generations of one family are paying for the sins of their fathers. In a totalitarian society, the first to perish are the artists, like Sandro Barateli and his wife. Years later, their daughter, Keti, avenges the death of her parents
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2 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in Russian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Beloe solnt︠s︡e pustyni = White sun of the desert by Vladimir Motylʹ( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 196 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 Sergeĭ Gerasimov( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Russian and held by 184 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
Voĭna i mir = War and peace by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Russian and held by 182 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
Brat by Alekseĭ Balabanov( Visual )

10 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danila Bagrov, just demobbed from the army, returns to his quiet, provincial home town. But life is monotonous and boring in this Russian backwoods, so he is heading for faraway Petersburg, to his elder brother who, as he heard, is doing quite well there and might help his darling little brother to start a new life. On his arrival in Petersburg, Danila discovers that his brother is indeed doing well, having mastered the profession of a contract killer. And Danila decides to follow suit."--Container
Without witness by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in Russian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This absorbing movie is from beginning to end, no more than a dialogue that happens between a now-divorced couple when the ex-husband visits his former wife in her two-room apartment, intending to destroy her pending marriage to a colleague who has control over him and his career. Apparently the husband has always done whatever he could to further his own advancement, even at the expense of family and friends. Tension mounts as he tries to manipulate his ex-wife by any means possible
Stalker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Russian and held by 133 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
Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the lives of various members of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century, focusing on a teacher, a doctor, and a general's wife
Ironii︠a︡ sudʹby, ili, S lëgkim parom!( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Moscow doctor and a group of his friends visit a public bath and get drunk on New Year Eve. When the doctor returns to Moscow he discovers that his home is not his home, although the address is the same and his key opens the lock
Komissar = The commissar by Aleksandr Askolʹdov( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in Russian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A female commissar named Vavilova has to leave her detachment for a while. She is expecting a baby. Staying with the Jewish family of a petty artisan, who has many children of his own, and observing the everyday life of those poor but always ready to help people, Madame Vavilova, as she is called by the head of the family, Yefim Magazannik, discovers a hitherto unknown to her world of human joys, the happy pleasures of motherhood and family life. But soon she has to return to the realities of war and leave her newborn son with her new friends
Anna Karenina( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Russian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of an aging Russian aristocrat falls for a dashing cavalry officer
Mne dvadtsat let = I am twenty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Russian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The picture is about youth of 1960s, its ideals, search of meaning of life, about understanding between the generations, and firmness of moral values and friends. Years of the "Thaw" in the capital are shown in the picture. The picture art style is a lyrical novel which was foredoomed the whole cinema decade. Twenty-two-year-old Gennady Shpalikov (being the cult poet of the sixties and the spokesman of an epoch) was the co-author of Hutsiev in the script. Andrey Tarkovsky, Andrey Konchalovsky, Pavel Finn, Natalia Ryazantseva were in episodes. Film became the significant event in "Thaw" culture, but was prohibited by the authorities. This picture of men of the sixties can be used for study of the period of hopes not destined to be realized in history of the country
The legend of the Surami fortress( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Russian and Georgian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is in memory of the Georgian warriors of all times who had given their lives for their country. It is based on an old Georgian legend: Preparing to defend their country from the onslaught of foreign conquerors, people started building a fortress, but each time the wall had reached the roof level, it collapsed. "The wall will hold if the most handsome young man is immured in it," predicted a fortune-teller. And forward stepped a young man who was ready to sacrifice his life for his country. Thanks to that self-sacrifice, the fortress was erected, and nothing and no one could ever destroy it
Belyy Bim chernoe ukho( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in Russian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bim was unlucky at birth: something went wrong in his pedigree and the puppy came into this world looking not like a scion of the noble Gordon Setter family should. A strange coloring, not a very good exterior ... However, there came a man for whom the purity of the pedigree was not as important as the puppy's lively and friendly disposition. That lonely middle-aged man was a writer and a hunter. And Bim became a true and loyal friend to Ivan Ivanovich. The master and the dog were always together - in the city apartment and in the forest. But a misfortune came their way: Ivan Ivanovich was taken to hospital. And the happy and tranquil days were over for Bim. Now he was in for a painful waiting and searching for his master. Bim was fated to meet different people and, alas, not all of them were kind to him
Osenniĭ marafon = Autumn marathon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in Russian and held by 114 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
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka by Leonid Gaĭdaĭ( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Russian and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian worker who starts a heroic combat against a gang of smugglers
At home among strangers, a stranger among his own( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 107 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
A slave of love by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Russian and held by 104 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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Alternative Names
RUSCICO Filmstudio

Russian Cinema Council.


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