Russian movie Alexandra

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Russian movie Alexandra

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:31 am

This subtle movie about a grandmother visiting her Army officer son in Chechnya may be worth 90 minutes of your time (I caught it as a Netflix on-demand). But the reason I am mentioning it here is that I watched the whole thing as is my custom before going to the IMDb write-up, and it was only there that it registered with me that I had been watching a marvelous non-singing performance by a very matronly Galina Vishnevskaya.

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Re: Russian movie Alexandra

Post by lennygoran » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:08 am

>Galina Vishnevskaya.<

I had heard of her but didn't know this: "Vishnevskaya was married to the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich from 1955 until his death in 2007." Regards, Len

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Re: Russian movie Alexandra

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:41 pm

lennygoran wrote:>Galina Vishnevskaya.<

I had heard of her but didn't know this: "Vishnevskaya was married to the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich from 1955 until his death in 2007." Regards, Len
How on earth could you possibly not know that...unless you have never heard their Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk...

Oh, wait, you never heard a Maria Callas Recording, either...hmmm...

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Re: Russian movie Alexandra

Post by stefanher » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:08 am

Actually a very good movie...

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