Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov; 2019)

February 7, 2021

Lyn Seren, host of Gentlemen Don't Get Caught: An R.E.M. Podcast, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this dark exploration of a relationship between two young women living in Leningrad in the aftermath of World War II.

SPOILERS from about 20 minutes in until the end.

CONTENT WARNING: the film discussed contains many upsetting scenes, including some containing sexual violence.

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