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Beginning of an Unknown Era

Nachalo nevedomogo veka

Soviet Union, 1967


Two-part film: Andrei Smirnov’s Angel takes place in the post-revolution chaos, where a train full of refugees is captured by bandits; Larisa Shepitko’s Homeland of Electricity is about a naive young mechanic sent to a remote village to bring it electricity. Banned in the USSR for twenty years.

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Beginning of an Unknown Era Directed by Larisa Shepitko, Andrey Smirnov

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