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The Inner Circle (1991)

PG-13
137 min | Biography, Drama, History

The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "...See moreThe true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda See less
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Director
Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky)
Writers
Andrey Konchalovskiy (as Andrei Konchalovsky) | Anatoliy Usov
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Release date
Dec 25, 1991 (United States)

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Tom Hulce
Ivan Sanshin Ivan Sanshin   See fewer
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Lolita Davidovich
Anastasia Anastasia   See fewer
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Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Prof. Bartnev Prof. Bartnev   See fewer
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Bess Meyer
Katya (16 years) Katya (16 years)   See fewer
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Mariya Baranova
Katya (10 years) Katya (10 years)   See fewer
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Irina Kupchenko
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Vladimir Kuleshov
Colonel Schelkasov Colonel Schelkasov   See fewer
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Vsevolod Larionov
General Rumiantsev General Rumiantsev   See fewer
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Aleksandr Filippenko
Major Khitrov Major Khitrov   See fewer
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Evdokiya Germanova
Governess Governess   See fewer
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Lyubov Matyushina
Sonia Gubelman Sonia Gubelman   See fewer
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Aleksandr Garin
Vasily Morda Vasily Morda   See fewer
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Aleksandr Lipkov
Aaron Gubelman Aaron Gubelman   See fewer
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Antonina Anokhina
Claudia Morda Claudia Morda   See fewer
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Aleksandr Sirin
Voronkin Voronkin   See fewer
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Oleg Tabakov
Vlasik Vlasik   See fewer
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Mikhail Kononov
Voroshilov Voroshilov   See fewer
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Aleksandr Feklistov
Bolshakov Bolshakov   See fewer
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Vladimir Steklov
Chrustalev Chrustalev   See fewer
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Elena Borzunova
Popova (Girl Officer) Popova (Girl Officer)   See fewer
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Irina Lazareva
Barbara (Waitress) Barbara (Waitress)   See fewer
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Vira Yefraimova
Kathy (3 years) Kathy (3 years)   See fewer
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Ilya Chanbudanov
Kaganovich Kaganovich   See fewer
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Viktor Balabanov
Molotov Molotov   See fewer
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Viktor Uralskiy
Kalinin Kalinin   See fewer
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Valentin Cheryakov
Malenkov Malenkov   See fewer
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Victor Tardian
Mikoyan Mikoyan   See fewer
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Ivan Teplov
Projectionist Projectionist   See fewer
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Aleksandr Pashutin
Commandant of the Train Commandant of the Train   See fewer
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Sergey Artsibashev
Beria's Officer Beria's Officer   See fewer
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Olga Volkova
Tamara Petrovna (uncredited) Tamara Petrovna (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 1,899 votes