The Fall Of Berlin (Padeniye Berlina) (1949)
See World War II through the eyes of Joseph Stalin! The Soviet dictator reportedly worked on the script for this lavishly mounted blockbuster, which depicts Stalin as a hero, Hitler as a surreal buffoon, and Roosevelt and Churchill as treacherous Nazi sympathizers. The epic account of the war, shot on film stock recovered from Germany by the Red Army, contains massively staged battle scenes and boasts a score by Dmitri Shostakovich. 151 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Russian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; photo gallery. In Russian with English subtitles.