Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast
Assa (Sergei Solovyov; 1987)

Assa (Sergei Solovyov; 1987)

August 30, 2018

Carrie Pitts, former Moscow resident and self-described 'emergency back-up guest', joins Ally to discuss this late '80s Russian cult favourite. 

We were fortunate enough to see it on the big screen as Kino Klassika put it on as part of their #YouthOnTheMarch season of Soviet New Wave films.

Expect SPOILERS from about 9 minutes in until the end. 

CONTENT WARNING: the movie features scenes domestic violence, and, as we discuss during this episode, an extremely insensitive casting decision.

Assa stars Tatyana Drubich, Stanislav Govorukhin, and Sergei 'Afrika' Bugaev. It also features a memorable cameo by Kino frontman Viktor Tsoi. Much of the soundtrack was written by another Russian rock star, Boris Grebenshchikov.

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Brother (Alexei Balabanov; 1997)

Brother (Alexei Balabanov; 1997)

August 16, 2018

Mark Bullen, author, former police officer, and expert on Russian organised crime joins Ally Pitts to discuss iconic '90s neo-noir crime drama Brother.

It stars Sergei Bodrov Jr, Viktor Sukhorukov, Svetlana Pismichenko, Yury Kuznetsov, and Sergei Murzin.

CONTENT WARNING: In the film, it is implied that a male character rapes a female character off-screen.

SPOILERS from about 32 minutes in until the end.

Mark's book Thief in Law, which is a guide to the tattoos and culture of Russian-speaking organised criminal gangs is available from Schiffer Books in the United States: www.schifferbooks.com/thief-in-law-a-guide-to-russian-prison-tattoos-and-russian-speaking-organized-crime-6499.html

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

You can find more of their music at: https://thehighlyskilledmigrants.bandcamp.com/ or on Spotify.

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Aelita, Queen of Mars (Yakov Protazanov; 1924)

Aelita, Queen of Mars (Yakov Protazanov; 1924)

August 2, 2018

Sarah Roberts, artist and podcaster,, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this early Soviet silent sci-fi adventure.

SPOILERS from about 11 minutes in until the end.

Aelita stars Nikolai Tsereteli, Valentina Kuindzhi, Yuliya Solntseva, Nikolai Batalov, and Pavel Pol.

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The outro music is by Gamers in Exile, from their alternative soundtrack to the film and is used with their kind permission. The full version can be found here: https://youtu.be/CBnlTge6S4o

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Nicholas & Alexandra (Franklin J. Schaffner; 1971)

Nicholas & Alexandra (Franklin J. Schaffner; 1971)

July 17, 2018

Ayna Niyazova, artist and illustrator, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this Oscar-winning epic period drama that depicts the series of calamities that led to the downfall of the Romanov dynasty.

SPOILERS from about 25 minutes in until the end.

Nicholas & Alexandra stars Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Laurence Olivier, John McEnery, Michael Bryant, and Tom Baker.

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Aleksei German Sr; 1985)

My Friend Ivan Lapshin (Aleksei German Sr; 1985)

July 5, 2018

Martin Kessler, filmmaker and host of Flixwise: Canada joins Ally Pitts 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 Sr. 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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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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The Sun (Alexander Sokurov; 2005)

The Sun (Alexander Sokurov; 2005)

June 21, 2018

Joel Torres, podcaster and film fan, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this unconventional biopic that focuses on Emperor Hirohito's response to Japan's defeat in World War II.

SPOILERS from about 23 minutes in until the end.

The Sun stars Issei Ogata and Robert Dawson.

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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The Barber of Siberia (Nikita Mikhalkov; 1998)

The Barber of Siberia (Nikita Mikhalkov; 1998)

June 7, 2018

Tracy Tanoff, podcaster, literature fan, and period drama connoisseur, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this sprawling late 1990s epic from the director of the 1994 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film winner Burnt by the Sun

The Barber of Siberia stars Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Alexei Petrenko, and Richard Harris. 

SPOILERS from about 12 minutes in until the end.

CONTENT WARNING: a rape, while not depicted on screen, is a plot element.

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Russophiles Unite's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky; 1966)

Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky; 1966)

May 24, 2018

Lyn Seren, man who likes interesting films and appreciator of dogs, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this historical epic/unconventional biopic of the famous Russian icon painter.

Expect SPOILERS from about 7 minutes in until the end.

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Window to Paris (Yuri Mamin; 1993)

Window to Paris (Yuri Mamin; 1993)

April 12, 2018

For the last episode of this batch, it's Window to Paris from 1993.

It stars Sergey Dreyden, Agnes Soral, and Viktor Mikhaylov, and was directed by Yuri Mamin.

Joining Ally to discuss the film are Carrie & Lyn, who you may remember from such episodes as Irony of Fate, Loveless, Stalker, and Lady Macbeth.

SPOILERS from about 6 minutes in until the end.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Igor Maslennikov; 1981)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Igor Maslennikov; 1981)

March 29, 2018

Malcolm Nygard, writer and podcaster, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this Soviet take on one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories.

SPOILERS from about 34 minutes in until the end.

The Hound of the Baskervilles stars Vasily Livanov, Viktor Solomin and Nikita Mikhalkov, and was directed by Igor Maslennikov.

SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS from about 34 minutes in until the end.

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg; 2007)

Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg; 2007)

March 15, 2018

Lydia Kapp, writer, actor, and artist, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this dark, violent London-set crime drama.

CONTENT WARNING: the movie discussed on this episode contains depictions of sexual violence; human trafficking, and graphic violence. For more information, please visit: https://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/eastern-promises-2007 

SPOILERS from about 24 minutes in until the end.

Eastern Promises stars Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassell, and Armin Mueller-Stahl.

Lydia wrote and starred in the short film Clarence, directed by Rob Thomsonwhich can be viewed here.

Find Lydia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TallKapp

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Through the Thorns to the Stars AKA To the Stars by Hard Ways (Richard Viktorov; 1980)

Through the Thorns to the Stars AKA To the Stars by Hard Ways (Richard Viktorov; 1980)

March 1, 2018

Teegan Johnson, industrial psychologist and sci-fi fan, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this early 1980s curiosity.

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The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci; 2017)

The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci; 2017)

February 15, 2018

Matt Billingsley, editor and Iannucci aficionado, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this black comedy satire. It was effectively banned in Russia, but well-reviewed by Russian critics (if you don't read Russian, just count the thumbs-up)

CONTENT WARNING: the movie depicts multiple executions and implied sexual assault off-screen. 

SPOILERS from about 10 minutes in until the end, although some things
should be fairly easy to anticipate...

The movie stars Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell BealeJeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend and Jason Isaacs (hello to Jason Isaacs, obviously).

The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Loveless (Andrei Zvyagintsev; 2017)

Loveless (Andrei Zvyagintsev; 2017)

February 14, 2018

As a special Valentine's Day treat, we're watching Andrei Zvyagintsev's latest film, Loveless from 2017.

The film stars Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, and Matvey Novikov. It has been nominated for a Bafta for Best Film Not in the English Language, and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by former Moscow resident and self-described emergency back-up guest Carrie Pitts.

We've tried to avoid SPOILERS but be aware that they may occur from about 6 minutes in until the end. 

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Stalingrad (Fyodor Bondarchuk; 2013)

Stalingrad (Fyodor Bondarchuk; 2013)

February 1, 2018

This time around we're watching Stalingrad, from 2013 and directed by Fyodor Bondarchuk.

The film stars  Mariya Smolyakina, Yanina StudilinaPyotr FyodorovThomas Kretschmann, Sergey Bondarchuk, Dmitri Lysenkov, Andrey SmolyakovAleksey Barabash, and Oleg Volku. It was Russia's entry for Best Film in the 87th Oscars, but it ultimately wasn't nominated.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by former A-level film studies student and Chuckle Brother Award co-winner (2004) Patrick Say.

This episode contains SPOILERS from 20 minutes in until the end. 

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Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd; 2016)

Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd; 2016)

January 18, 2018

Lyn Seren, film enthusiast, cat admirer, and car owner, joins Ally Pitts to discuss British film Lady Macbeth, which features a star-making performance by Florence Pugh.

Expect SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS from 4 minutes in until the end. CONTENT WARNING: If you're planning to watch the film, you should be aware that it contains scenes of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The film stars also Cosmo JarvisPaul Hilton, and Naomi Ackie. The screenplay is an adaptation of Nikolai Leskov's novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District by Alice Birch.

Russophiles Unite's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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Tsar (Pavel Lungin; 2009)

Tsar (Pavel Lungin; 2009)

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year, druzya! For our first film pick of 2018, we're watching historical drama Tsar from 2009, directed by Pavel Lungin and starring Pyotr Mamonov and Oleg Yankovskiy.

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by co-host of High & Low: A Kurosawa Podcast and Russian history super-fan Spencer Seams.

This episode contains moderate SPOILERs from 19 minutes in until the end.

It also includes (at least) one significant factual error about Russian history by Ally.

For. Shame. No actual prizes for spotting it(/them), but kudos if you do.

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Outro music: Grubiy Zakat by Zvuki Mu (fronted by Pyotr Mamonov).

 

The Irony of Fate (Eldar Ryazanov; 1975) Special Festive Episode!!!

The Irony of Fate (Eldar Ryazanov; 1975) Special Festive Episode!!!

December 21, 2017

The film this time around is perennial Russian festive favourite The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy your Bath! from 1975. It was directed by Eldar Ryazanov and stars Andrey Myagkov, Barbara Brylska, and Yury Yakovlev (NOT Yakolev, like I kept saying on the episode).

To discuss the film, Ally is joined by Russian language and literature grad and former Moscow resident Carrie Pitts.

This episode is mildly SPOILER-y from 20 minutes in until the end.

The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

You can find more of their music at:

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Moscow does not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov; 1980)

Moscow does not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov; 1980)

December 7, 2017

Jenny Shelton, writer and period drama enthusiast, joins Ally Pitts to review Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture winner for 1980 Moscow does not Believe in Tears, directed by Vladimir Menshov. Apparently, Ronald Reagan watched it a whole bunch of times, but please don't hold that against it.

Expect SPOILERS from about 13 minutes in until the end.

CONTENT WARNING: Please be aware that the film depicts a character being rape (mostly off-screen), and that we discuss this incident during the course of the podcast.

Moscow does not Believe in Tears stars Vera AlentovaIrina MuravyovaRaisa Ryazanova, and Aleksei Batalov.

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Find Jenny on Twitter at: @JennySheltonCam

World Film Locations Moscow, edited by Birgit Beumers: www.intellectbooks.com/world-film-locations-moscow

World Film Locations series from Intellect Books: https://www.intellectbooks.com/world-film-locations

The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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[Pilot Episode] Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky; 1979)

[Pilot Episode] Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky; 1979)

November 23, 2017

As the title suggests, this is the first one of these.

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The first ten minutes or so of the podcast are non-spoilery but from then on EXPECT SPOILERS.  

My guest is the most excellent Lyn Setchell.

Many thanks to Owen Choules and Chris Mead of Classic Schmassic for their inspiration (and let's face it, essentially their format).

If you'd like to get in touch, the Twitter handle is @RussophilesU and for longer messages, please email me at russophilesunite@gmail.com

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