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      PG-13 Released Aug 4, 1999 2h 0m History Drama List
      65% Tomatometer 31 Reviews 88% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A young couple (Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menshikov) are trapped in the Soviet Union after being lured back by a false amnesty for exiles. Read More Read Less

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: C+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 19, 2002 Full Review Michael Thomson Rated: 4/5 Apr 17, 2001 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review Rated: 3/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 5, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      thomas a Though the story plot is shaky with its sudden flash-forward every 10 to 30 minutes, I find the movie "Est - Ouest" and its theme of police state surveillance during the Soviet era to be relevant to today's world, especially after the recent discovery that everyone's internet activities are being monitored. "Est - Ouest" is a cautionary tale for our privacy-less age. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Found a Great Review- short, sweet and to the point with Trailer and "about" quotes Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A very good movie with an interesting and sensual storyline. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member As with most Russian films, I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a happy film. As it is, it's a good film, but a little too depressing for my tastes. It is powerful and true to life, and teaches about the horrors of life under Stalin, and as usual, Oleg Menshikov is amazing. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member A powerful moving drama about a woman fighting for freedom. Based on a true story. Excellent acting cast! Must see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Watched it on TV5. Found that this is a powerful portrayal of love, history, humanity.. The dialogue switches between French and Russian.. cannot understand all but feel the tension with the good act and music. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young couple (Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menshikov) are trapped in the Soviet Union after being lured back by a false amnesty for exiles.
      Régis Wargnier
      Yves Marmion, Igor Tolstunov
      Sergey Bodrov, Louis Gardel, Rustam Ibragimbekov, Régis Wargnier
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      NTV-PROFIT, France 3 Cinéma, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Centre National de la Cinematographie, UGC YM, Le Studio Canal +, Gala Films, Mate Production
      PG-13 (Violence|Sensuality)
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 4, 1999, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 0m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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