Daleko Ot Moskvy (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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Far From Moscow is one of a battalion of Soviet films set during the Nazi invasion of the early 1940s. This time, the plot centers around the construction of an oil pipeline. The engineers must work under appalling conditions, including incessant attacks from the Germans. But the pipeline is completed -- and as a result, it is inferred, the course of the war was radically altered. A very slight romantic angle is provided when one of the workers falls in love with his female counterpart. Far From Moscow was filmed in a Soviet color process called Magicolor, which wasn't entirely stable but did provide some eye-pleasing exterior shots of the Russian wilderness. The film was directed by former journalist Alexander Stolper, here billed merely as "A. Stolper."