Russia

Friday A/V Club: The People Celebrate Stalin

Stalinist propaganda at its most absurd

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Aficionados of totalitarian personality cults will enjoy this excerpt from The Fall of Berlin, a 1950 Soviet film about World War II. If you want to jump to the best part, it starts at 6:22:

The guy playing Stalin seems rather stiff, but can you blame him if he's nervous? The critics could be brutal.

(For past editions of the Friday A/V club, go here.)