Robert Powell, F. Murray Abraham,
Malet, Corinne Touzet
Based on the
book written by Alexander Solhenitsyn in which he denounced the regime
under Stalin. Here we have two histories, one about Gleb Nershin
(Robert Powell), an idealist against the regime, who is in prison and
forced to put his science at the service of the regime; and the story
of a top member of the government found guilty of betrayal.
This mini series is
not very long (4 hours), and is really excellent. Well filmed and with
great performances, both stories are really moving and interesting. F.
Murray Abraham plays a paranoiac Stalin and Christopher Plummer,
unrecognizable, plays his clown, an incompetent but ambitious General.