Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast

My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Aleksei German Sr; 1985)

July 5, 2018

Ally is joined by Martin Kessler, filmmaker and host of Flixwise: Canada to discuss this 1930s-set film that is part memoir, part crime drama.

CONTENT WARNING: the film depicts a suicide attempt.

SPOILERS from about 23 minutes in until the end.

Martin has also written a series of in-depth essays on Aleksei German and his films published by film site The Pink Smoke.

My Friend Ivan Lapshin stars Andrei Boltnev, Nina Ruslanova, and Andrey Mironov.

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