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WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West (2008)

WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West (2008)

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The documentary series WWII: Behind Closed Doors travels behind the façade of surface-level World War II history, to examine what actually transpired in the government offices and at the various summits of the men running the conflict. As written, produced and directed by Laurence Rees, the program tells the inside stories of the meetings at Potsdam, Tehran and Yalta, drawing from such elements as interviews, archival footage and dramatic reconstructions; it also features firsthand recollections from such participants as members of the Soviet secret police, veterans of the Communist Red Army, and Allied seamen posted on Arctic convoys.
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Documentary
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Cast

Alexei Petrenko
as Joseph Stalin
Paul Humpoletz
as Winston Churchill
Bob Gunton
as Franklin D. Roosevelt

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After 2 hours of this expose, I will say this... Stalin was the biggest bastard inside and outside of his country. Worse than Hitler. The reason I write this seemingly preposterous statement is this: We knew then and now Hitler upfront was a total ASS. Stalin [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcScMzmJjKsMde9lv1HdDaVqIyDsp4oqQ7GH0ni2FN-ZuFCJofa_[/img] was the "closet" ASS. Smiling, gracious, the Soviet Bear Stalin was the most coniving, ruthless, cut-throat, 2 timing loser to hit the face of this Earth. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRElV16L_GfkzhMwoLN80LRZUrkJenih35Pz29nYyt0E12Ui8U9[/img] SEE 10 minutes of the start of the film here: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e67_1276401474 [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKxWEnILrH9usu4DAwv606LxwhTjpZ2zdF4N70Ry0I4X29ltJeUQ[/img] WWII: Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, The Nazis and The West is without parallel the closest we will ever come to knowing the unreal, the unbelievable attrocities commited on behalf of this dictator, Joseph Stalin. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3aZkQSTvvoln_r3YlvHyhLGMlIAr0Hs0X75su9coOV4bn9y3c[/img] Done in mostly drama like fashion, with actual war film footage thrown in, we see actors portraying the key events during the invasion of the then Soviet Union during WWII. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRy1ejeg76yEyJqaLSXwLpokl0h3S58-DGvTJLtTa244EZSjxt9ouYUNwsf[/img] Educational? Yes, without a doubt. Uplifting? NO, unless you like to read the obituaries. Quality? Yes, a quality presentation. Romantic? NO, unless you like hot lead enimas. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRTAv5NLX7UBAkV-_0A0bqW-23b-6mKvK0GN8CERFV5weODFbjtJw[/img] See this for your total understanding of a man that was the absolute master politician of his time. Thank God Churchill and Roosevelt were up to his tricks.... but at the time, anyone against the robot German machine was our "friends". Like kissing your sister, Stalin was to the West, at best a beast to be chained. [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTBFHLJ8dh88w3J5iXJMpwCRLi1Xd-7VVFVZJvbDZ0o__GHOZSg_w[/img] NOTES: 1 WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West is a BBC / PBS documentary film on the role of Joseph Stalin during World War II. The 2008 film combines narrative-led documentary segments, interwoven by dramatic re-enactments, with actors representing main political figures of the period. The documentary lasts six hours. It has been aired in the United States in two hour segments. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFAo-v31Wop5MMIPtn57nv7G-1fQ8g9z2YABaxOY3ZoAv0i_98fA[/img] 2 The documentary carries information newly available to the public, from the Soviet archives, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. British historian Laurence Rees did the research compilation and lead writing for the series. [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZ0_HhYeMv9Sif3jb4WWb32HCJaVDE_y4GZFqch_Q-1VO21QLYOQ[/img] [img]http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQABlk2yk8xS0C3jHrDF8QuRqmwX9SygHqifKBJDhy1rXnF_T-2QQ[/img]

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