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THE BARBER OF SIBERIA

Out of Competition
Directed by :
Nikita MIKHALKOV 
Country:
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, FRANCE, ITALY, CZECH REPUBLIC
Duration:
180.00 minutes

Synopsis

1905 - Jane Callahan, a once beautiful American, writes to her son, a cadet at a famous military academy.
1885 - Her memories take us back 20 years to when she arrived in Russia to assist Douglas McCracken, an obsessive engineer who needs the Grand Duke's patronage to sponsor his invention, a massive machine to harvest the forests of Siberia. She is supposed, as McCracken's daughter, to seduce the main representative authorities for him to be able to sell his machine. On her travels, she will meet a handsome young cadet, Andreï Tolstoy. They will share the passion for opera and the young officer falls in love with the beautiful stranger...

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