The Event

The Event

Three days that shook the world or much ado about nothing? Sep. 02, 2015 RU. 74 Min.
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Chulpan Khamatova isLyubov Ivanovna Troshcheykina
Lyubov Ivanovna Troshcheykina
Igor Gordin isAleksey Maksimovich Troshcheykin
Aleksey Maksimovich Troshcheykin
Yevgeniya Simonova isAntonina Pavlovna Opoyashina
Antonina Pavlovna Opoyashina
Sergei Dreiden isPyotr Nikolaevich
Pyotr Nikolaevich
Yevgeni Tsyganov isAlfred Afanasevich Barboshin
Alfred Afanasevich Barboshin
Inga Strelkova-Oboldina isEleonora Karlovna Shnap
Eleonora Karlovna Shnap

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In August 1991 a failed coup d’état attempt (known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow, ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. The USSR collapsed soon after, and the tricolour of the sovereign Russian Federation flew over Kremlin. As president Gorbachev was detained by the coup leaders, state-run TV and radio channels, usurped by the putschists, broadcast Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” instead of news bulletins, and crowds of protestors gathered around Moscow’s White House, preparing to defend the stronghold of democratic opposition led by Boris Yeltsin, in the city of Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny. A quarter of a century later, Sergei Loznitsa revisits the dramatic moments of August 1991 and casts an eye on the event which was hailed worldwide as the birth of “Russian democracy”.

The Event
Original title Событие
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