The Inner Circle (1992)


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Andrei Konchalovsky's examination of totalitarianism, and the self-deluded mind-set that allows it to happen, is based on Konchalovsky's meeting with a bureaucratic flunky of Stalin's -- his personal projectionist -- during his early days as a filmmaker. Set during the height of Stalin's rule (1939 through 1953), the story concerns Ivan Sanchin (Tom Hulce), a motion picture projectionist who worships the Soviet leader like a god. He lives in a tiny apartment, sharing his space with a Jewish … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Anatoli Usov, Andrey Konchalovskiy
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On DVD: Jul 15, 1992
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Ivan Sanshin

as Beria

as Professor Bartnev

as Katya (age 16)

as Katya (10 years)

as Vlasik

as Katya (age 10)

as Directress

as Colonel Schelkasov

as Major Khitrov

as Sonia Gubleman

as Vasily Morda

as Aaron Gubleman

as Claudia Morda

as Kliment Y. Voroshilo...

as Chrustalev

as Katya (age 3)

as Kaganovich

as Vyacheslav M. Moloto...

as Georgi M. Malenkov

as Anastas I. Mikoyan

as Projectionist

as Commandant of the Tr...

as Beria's Officer
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