Stalin (1992 film)

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Not to be confused with Stalin (2006 film).
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Genre Biographical drama,Political thriller,Suspense
Written by Paul Monash
Directed by Ivan Passer
Starring Robert Duvall
Julia Ormond
Joan Plowright
Jeroen Krabbé
Theme music composer Stanislas Syrewicz
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Mark Carliner
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
Editor(s) Peter Davies
Running time 172 minutes
Budget 10 million[1][2]
Original network HBO
Original release November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)

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]


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 and ultimately his acts of corruption in the Communist Party. 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.


Awards and nominations[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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