Stalin (1992 film)

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Stalin
Stalin (1992 film).jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Biographical drama
Directed by Ivan Passer
Produced by Mark Carliner
Written by Paul Monash
Starring Robert Duvall
Julia Ormond
Joan Plowright
Jeroen Krabbé
Music by Stanislas Syrewicz
Editing by Peter Davies
Budget 10 million[1][2]
Country United States
Language English
Original channel HBO
Original airing November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)
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[3] 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 Dissolution of the Soviet Union.[4]

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 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

Nominations[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winfrey, Lee. The Philadelphia Inquirer, "That Other Stalin In The Film, Duvall Becomes The Evil Ruler Incarnate," November 19, 2002.
  2. ^ Scott, Tony. Variety, November 19, 2002.
  3. ^ IMDb. Awards section.
  4. ^ Stalin at the Internet Movie Database

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