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Ivan the Terrible, Part II

Ivan Groznyy II: Boyarsky zagovor

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
Soviet Union, 1958
Drama, Biography, History


Visually stunning and powerfully acted, Ivan the Terrible charts the rise to power and descent into terror of this veritable dictator. Finished in 1946, it was banned by Stalin because it depicted state terrorism at the hands of a mad Ivan. It was released in 1958, 10 years after Eisenstein’s death.

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Ivan the Terrible, Part II Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

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