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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Swan View Post
    I remember a scene from a tank film from I think the 1990's, where the crew of an isolated tank open fire with a flamethrower, incinerating a herd of animals thinking they are enemy troops. I think it was a Russian tank in Afghanistan.

    Anyone know the name of that one?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_(1988_film)

    Never watched it completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritzbox View Post
    Yep, that's the one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth View Post
    I wish people would stop getting their history from films. Thats where you learn that William Wallace had a hot and heavy affair with the wife of the English King, whom not only did he never meet, would have been six years old at the time of their "encounter", that Harry Boland died in a sewer instead of his bed at a hotel, and that dozens of French aristocrats were rescued from the guillotine by the Scarlet Pimpernel.
    You've completely missed the point, which is that this was a radical, revisionist type statement from a Russian scriptwriter/film crew and quite unexpected in a film about the 'sacred' patriotic war.
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    Was not impressed by White tiger movie , most Russia movies are not great IMO

    Voyna (2002) is a great Russian war movie about Chechnya

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    Quote Originally Posted by RasherHash View Post
    You've completely missed the point, which is that this was a radical, revisionist type statement from a Russian scriptwriter/film crew and quite unexpected in a film about the 'sacred' patriotic war.
    So what? Russian filmographers have been busily re-writing "received history" on behalf of Putins machinations for the last few years.

    Hence the sudden volte-face on the Tsarist era as the height of elegance and romance instead of a period of brutal oppression.

    You wanna chat Russian film-makers? You come to the right place, tovarisch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarbomb View Post
    Interesting!

    It's certainly true that the Nazis get brought up far too often these days and many feel that it is acceptable to draw comparisons between WWII and completely different political scenarios. For instance, there was said by some fruitcakes to be similarities between Hitler's election campaign in the early 1930s and Trump's own successful presidential bid last year. Even wilder connections have been drawn between the Nazi's own violent expansions and the largely peaceful annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014. People definitely should learn to use more creative historical comparisons.
    'Peaceful annexation' is it? Like the Rhineland , Austria, Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia? Clearly nothing to be too worried about like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taidhg Gaelach View Post
    And who compiles that list?
    The countries whose press brought us

    incubator babies

    anthrax

    yellow cake

    mobile biological labs

    weapons of mass destruction

    he`s bombing his own people

    viagra rapes

    barrel bombs

    last hospitals


    and the list could go on.


    Last I heard 90% of Russian media was privately owned and most were against Putin.
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    I saw a pretty good (I think Russian) comedy about a family living in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, dating from around the early 2000's. The children were trying to maintain the illusion (for their mother) that the Soviet Union still existed even after its fall, buy supplying old products and showing her old TV shows in her apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Swan View Post
    I saw a pretty good (I think Russian) comedy about a family living in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, dating from around the early 2000's. The children were trying to maintain the illusion (for their mother) that the Soviet Union still existed even after its fall, buy supplying old products and showing her old TV shows in her apartment.
    You're thinking of the very good german film Good Bye Lenin!

    Good Bye Lenin! (2003) - IMDb
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