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We the Living (1942)
Not Rated
94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The time is the Russian Revolution. The place is a country burdened with fear - the midnight knock at the door, the bread hidden against famine, the haunted eyes of the fleeing, the grublike fat of the appeasers and oppressors. In a bitter...See moreThe time is the Russian Revolution. The place is a country burdened with fear - the midnight knock at the door, the bread hidden against famine, the haunted eyes of the fleeing, the grublike fat of the appeasers and oppressors. In a bitter struggle of the individual against the collective, three people stand forth with the mark of the unconquered in their bearing: Kira, who wants to be a builder, and the two men who love her - Leo, an aristocrat, and Andrei, a Communist. In their tensely dramatic story, Ayn Rand shows what the theories of Communism mean in practice. We the Living is not a story of politics but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what dictatorship - of any kind - does to human beings, what kind of men are able to survive, and which of them remain as the ultimate winners. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Who are the winners in this conflict? Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand offers an answer that challenges the modern conscience. Written by The Publisher of "We the Living" See less
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Ayn Rand (novel "We the Living") (novel) | Corrado Alvaro (adaptation) | Orio Vergani (adaptation) | Anton Giulio Majano (screenplay)
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Updated Sep 14, 1942

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Aug 1986 (United States)

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Fosco Giachetti
Andrei Taganov Andrei Taganov   See fewer
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Alida Valli
Kira Argounova Kira Argounova   See fewer
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Rossano Brazzi
Leo Kovalenski Leo Kovalenski   See fewer
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Giovanni Grasso
Stephan Tishenko Stephan Tishenko   See fewer
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Emilio Cigoli
Pavel Sjerov Pavel Sjerov   See fewer
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Annibale Betrone
Vassili Dunaev Vassili Dunaev   See fewer
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Elvira Betrone
Maria Petrovna Dunaev Maria Petrovna Dunaev   See fewer
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Gioia Collei
La piccola Acia Dunaev La piccola Acia Dunaev   See fewer
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Bianca Doria
Irina Dunaev Irina Dunaev   See fewer
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Cesarina Gheraldi
La compagna Sonja La compagna Sonja   See fewer
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Silvia Manto
Mariska Mariska   See fewer
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Claudia Marti
Lidia Augounova Lidia Augounova   See fewer
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Evelina Paoli
Galina Petrovna Argounova Galina Petrovna Argounova   See fewer
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Lamberto Picasso
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Mario Pisu
Viktor Dunaev Viktor Dunaev   See fewer
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Guglielmo Sinaz
Morozov Morozov   See fewer
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Gero Zambuto
Alexej Argounov Alexej Argounov   See fewer
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Alfredo Anghinelli
Il commissario degli alloggi (uncredited) Il commissario degli alloggi (uncredited)   See fewer
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Giulio Battiferri
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Clelia Bernacchi
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Pia De Doses
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Paolo Ferrara
L'addetto ai posti in sanatorio (uncredited) L'addetto ai posti in sanatorio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pina Gallini
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Leo Garavaglia
Il tisiologo (uncredited) Il tisiologo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Lazzaro
Uno studente (uncredited) Uno studente (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cesare Polacco
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Fernando Simbolotti
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Raf Vallone
Un marinaio (uncredited) Un marinaio (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 363 votes