|Rating:||PG-13 (for violence and brief sensuality)|
|Genre:||Drama, Romance, Art House & International|
|Directed By:||Régis Wargnier|
|Written By:||Sergey Bodrov, Louis Gardel, Rustam Ibragimbekov, Régis Wargnier, Sergei Bodrov Jr.|
|In Theaters:||Apr 7, 2000 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 3, 2000|
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as Embassy Advisor
as Theatre Interpreter
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Critic Reviews for East/West
Offering fine, if not the most eye-pleasing, production values and convincing acting, East-West and its important theme deserve attention.
Audience Reviews for East/West
Though the story plot is shaky with its sudden flash-forward every 10 to 30 minutes, I find the movie "Est - Ouest" and its theme of police state surveillance during the Soviet era to be relevant to today's world, especially after the recent discovery that everyone's internet activities are being monitored. "Est - Ouest" is a cautionary tale for our privacy-less age.
East/West is an interesting examination of 1946 Russia. A married couple immigrate back to Russia to discover they're carefully being watched by the secret police. The wife makes it her mission to leave the country, but her husband is stopping her from doing so.
The film is well shot, carefully acted and evenly paced. Its not 100% fact, but its a very engaging film that's wide scope and epic.
I didn't expect to but I actually enjoyed this movie. I'm surprised I was able to sit and read subtitles for 2 hours. It got kind of jumpy near the end with the "One month later....6 years later....3 months later..."
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