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In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty thugs in the summer of 1953, and the townspeople, along with a two political prisoners, who try to stop them.

  • Original title: Холодное лето пятьдесят третьего
  • Release date: Dec. 3, 1988
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Producers: Mosfilm


Valeriy Priyomykhov Photo
Valeriy Priyomykhov

«Luzga», Sergey Basargin, former military intelligence captain

Anatoli Papanov Photo
Anatoli Papanov

«Kopalych», Nikolai Pavlovich Starobogatov, former engineer

Viktor Stepanov Photo
Viktor Stepanov

policeman Mankov

Nina Usatova Photo
Nina Usatova

Lydia Matveevna

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