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Ruscico (Firm)

Works: 544 works in 855 publications in 2 languages and 9,993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Science fiction films  Epic films  War films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Historical reenactments (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ruscico (Firm)
Repentance by Tʿengiz Abulaże( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Georgian and Russian and held by 305 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
Komissar( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 301 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
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
Voĭna i mir = War and peace by Sergeĭ Bondarchuk( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Russian and held by 180 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 )

9 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danila returns from army service and looks up his older brother, who's become a contract killer in post-Soviet St. Petersburg. Danila is drawn into the violent underworld culture but retains a kind of honor in his dealings with those he encounters there
Tikhiĭ Don = Quiet flows the Don( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 152 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in Russian and held by 137 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 132 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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows adventures of a young single Moscow doctor on New Year's Eve
Anna Karenina( Visual )

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

"In pre-revolutionary Moscow, Anna (The Cranes Are Flying's Cannes award-winning Tatiana Samoilova), a beautiful young aristocrat, languishes in a loveless marriage to Karenin, a powerful politician and highly visible public figure. When her brother Stiva invites scandal in an impetuous affair with his children's governess, Anna sympathizes with Stiva's faithful wife Dolly. But when Anna's head is turned by the dashing Count Vronsky (Vasili Lanovoy), she finds herself risking her marriage, her family, and her husband's career in pursuit of a romance as self-destructive as it is passionate. The suffocating hypocritical social order that imprisoned Anna in her marriage won't permit her to leave it without paying a tragic price"--Container
Osenniĭ marafon = Autumn marathon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in Russian and held by 115 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
A zori zdesʹ tikhie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Russian and held by 107 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://
Brilliantovai︠a︡ ruka by Leonid Gaĭdaĭ( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Russian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric comedy about a modest Russian economist who, willy-nilly, becomes involved in heroic combat against a gang of jewel smugglers
Zhestokiĭ romans( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 105 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
At home among strangers, a stranger among his own( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Russian and held by 105 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
Kholodnoe leto pi︠a︡t'desi︠a︡t treʹtego = Cold summer of 1953 by Aleksandr Proshkin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 102 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
Ivan Vasilʹevich meni︠a︡et professii︠u︡ = [Ivan Vasilievich changes occupation]( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Russian and held by 101 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
Without witness by Nikita Mikhalkov( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in Russian and held by 100 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
Chekhovskie motivy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Russian and held by 100 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
Prestuplenie i nakazanie = Crime and punishment by L Kulidzhanov( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Russian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former law student kills two women and is tortured by remorse
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.26 for Voĭna i m ... to 0.52 for At home am ...)

Alternative Names
Russian Cinema Council.


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