100. A Few Days from the Life of I. I. Oblomov – Nikita Mikhalkov, 1980 Nikita Mikhalkov/Mosfilm, 1980 If you’re too lazy to read this classic of Russian literature about laziness, this film is for you. Oblomov is played by the talented Oleg Tabakov: Most of the movie he spends loafing around on the couch, until a woman transforms his life. 99. Intergirl – Pyotr Todorovsky, 1989 Pyotr Todorovsky/Mosfilm, 1989 It’s difficult to imagine that this film was shot in the Soviet Union: hard-currency prostitutes, sex scenes, police brutality… For its time, the flick was a genuine movie revolution and earned itself a 16+ rating. The plot revolves around a prostitute who dreams of finding a foreigner and going abroad. Having fulfilled her dream, the heroine feels alien and unwanted, but going back to the USSR is not an option… 98. Little Vera – Vasily Pichul, 1988 Another film that shocked Soviet audiences in the perestroika years. And not without reason: it depicted the first sex scene in Russian cinema history. But the focus of the picture is a Turgenev-style intergenerational conflict. Young Vera lives according to the laws of the new age, which her father cannot accept. 97. The… Read full this story
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