Within the Whirlwind

Within the Whirlwind

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Average of 136 ratings: 3.1 Stars

2009 M Contains violence and sex scenes.

During Stalin's reign of terror, Eugenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, an no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.

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89 minutes

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1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0

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1 by genistein

An enjoyable movie with a glimpse of life in communist Russia during the Stalin era. Highly recommended - 5 star, not one as indicated!

4.5 by OrangePeko

Worth watching for the terrific performance by Emily Watson alone.

1 by Riverspastor

In fairness, I probably did not give this movie a chance to really get going. I became bored very quickly. This could be because I had just finished watching "The Emperor" and a couple of other period... Read more

3.5 by BOJ

Very good movie based on fact. I enjoy wartime movies.

4 by Brindi

A confronting movie with enough optimism to avoid being depressing. I highly recommend.

3.5 by Cumbers

Excellent movie, as said before a real insight into communist Russia. The life these people endured amazes me.Casting was good abd I would highly recommend this movie

4.5 by Trishek

Excellent movie, very well done. And being a true story makes it even more gripping.

5 by dosh

Poignant, captures the hardships wantonly created by despotic government and the resilience of the Human Heart. Conveys the momentary nature of life and what it means to be present to the moment. Well... Read more