The Inner Circle (1992)



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Tom Hulce stars as Ivan Sanshin, a retiring family man, who in 1935 becomes Joseph Stalin's (Alexandre Zbruev) personal film projectionist. Taken to the Kremlin to screen Hollywood features for the Soviet leader, Sanshin's happiness soon turns to misery as he becomes privy to the dictator's brutality.


Critic Reviews for The Inner Circle

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

What begins as an intoxicating champagne cocktail goes flat. Ultimately, surprisingly, the film's wildly beating heart is cold.

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Inner Circle's intention is... heroic, and its achievement admirable.

Aug 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As Konchalovsky moves farther and farther from the Kremlin, The Inner Circle cracks apart.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A interesting true story that's handled in a pedestrian manner.

Dec 17, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

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