A ten-episode television series based on the novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Set in a relatively comfortable Stalin-era prison in the town of Marfino where a community of prisoners with highly technical skills do research for the state.
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I would space out as watching it straight through was a bit tedious, nevertheless a constant philosophical breakdown of how one attains happiness while surviving as an ambitious yet repressed ghost. Solzhenitsyn narrates. Recommended. 3.5