I Was Stalin's Bodyguard (Ya Sluzhil V Okhrane Stalina, Ili Opyt Dokumentolnoy Mifologii) (1989)
Creating a firestorm of controversy in Russia, this documentary provides a gripping look at the Soviet dictator's brutal regime by way of a fascinating interview with Josef Stalin's last surviving personal bodyguard. In addition, some rare home movies from the dictator himself are employed to add mesmerizing veracity to the tale of a repressor who nevertheless took part in defeating the Axis powers during World War II. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian; Subtitles: English. In Russian with English subtitles.