Ya Sluzhil V Okhrane Stalina (1990)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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I Was Stalin's Bodyguard is not a mere cheapjack Hollywoodized "expose" but the genuine article, filmed by Russians for Russians. Director Semeon Aranovitch brilliantly blends rarely seen newsreel and documentary footage of the three-decade Stalin regime. The centerpiece is a long, fascinating interview with the last surviving personal bodyguard of the Soviet dictator. Also included are home movies of Stalin, his family and his inner circle. I Was Stalin's Bodyguard is neither blatantly pro- nor anti-Stalin; it offers the facts, then allows the viewer to make up his or her own mind.

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politician, bodyguard, dictator, Stalinism