Stalin (1992 film)
|Directed by||Ivan Passer|
|Produced by||Mark Carliner|
|Written by||Paul Monash|
|Music by||Stanislas Syrewicz|
|Editing by||Peter Davies|
|Original airing||November 21, 1992|
|Running time||166 minutes|
Stalin is a 1992 television film, produced for HBO, starring Robert Duvall portraying Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The film won three Golden Globe Awards among various awards including cinematography awards for Vilmos Zsigmond as well as best actor for Robert Duvall. Filming was done in Budapest, Hungary and Moscow, Russia with extraordinary access to Kremlin buildings in the weeks surrounding the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The film portrays the political career and personal life of the former leader of the Soviet Union, Georgian-born Ioseb Jughashvili, who later adopted the name Joseph Stalin demonstrating his rule and how he was able to bring the Soviet Union to a place of great power on the world stage, but at a consequence: in this case, the destruction of his family as well as the mass murder of millions of his own Revolutionary partners. The focus is on the behaviour of Stalin and the after effects. The story is as narrated by Stalin's daughter, who defected to the United States in 1967.
- Robert Duvall as Joseph Stalin
- Julia Ormond as Nadezhda Alliluyeva
- Maximilian Schell as Vladimir Lenin
- Jeroen Krabbé as Nikolai Bukharin
- Joan Plowright as Olga Alliluyeva
- Frank Finlay as Sergei Alliluyev
- Daniel Massey as Leon Trotsky
- András Bálint as Grigory Zinoviev
- Emil Wolk as Lev Kamenev
- Roshan Seth as Lavrentiy Beria
- Mátyás Usztics as Nikolai Yezhov
- John Bowe as Kliment Voroshilov
- Jim Carter as Sergo Ordzhonikidze
- Murray Ewan as Nikita Khrushchev
- Stella Gonet as Zinaida "Zina" Volkova
- Elena Seropova as Nino Beria
- Colin Jeavons as Genrikh Yagoda
- Miriam Margolyes as Nadezhda Krupskaya
- Kevin McNally as Sergey Kirov
- Clive Merrison as Vyacheslav Molotov
- Lisa Orgolini as Anya Larina
- Joanna Roth as Svetlana Alliluyeva
- Aleksandr Feklistov as Leonid Nikolaev
Awards and nominations
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film - Robert Duvall
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film - Maximilian Schell
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film - Joan Plowright
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
- Primetime Emmy Award for Individual in Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special
- Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Robert Duvall
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Maximilian Schell
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Joan Plowright
- Nadya Alliluyeva was seen stroking a young Svetlana. This is most likely to be untrue as she was not close to her daughter.
- When Stalin discovered a dead Nadya Alliluyeva on her bed,there was no blood.
- When Stalin was discussing battle plans in Kuntsevo dacha,he had an argument with Kliment Voroshilov. Nikita Khruschev wrote in his memoirs that Voroshilov smashed a roast suckling pig on a table, but the smashing of the pig was not seen in the movie.
- Stalin was seen dying in the day but he actually died at 09 50 pm on 5 March 1953.