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Lenin in Paris

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Country  Soviet Union
7/10 IMDb

Director  Sergei Yutkevich
Language  Russian
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Writer  Yevgeni Gabrilovich, Sergei Yutkevich
Release date  18 October 1981 (1981-10-18)

Lenin in Paris (, translit. Lenin v Parizhe) is a Soviet film directed by Sergei Yutkevich in 1981 on Mosfilm.



Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin spent four years in Paris (1909–1912), and this historical docudrama explores those years with a certain amount of humor. Lenin is shown visiting with friends, the meetings with his later mistress Inessa Armand (in the movie she is in love with a young communist, Trofimoff), while several of his philosophical views and economic and political theories are mouthed by a former colleague who narrates the film and brings the material into the present...

Actor Yuri Kayurov: "It was not possible for Lenin to love Inessa Armand on screen. We have the film Lenin in Paris, where, naturally, and in the scenario in Gavrilovich was a scene, in which Lenin sit with Ines Armand on the bench, about by something they converse, where as well, probably they have a love affair, they perfectly well know this entire. But this was the Soviet regime, there was censorship, and they said - no-no, no love affair with Ines Armand. Let after it will care Trofimov, hero of this picture, and they on the concerts, or in kafushke of small - sits Ines Armand with Trofimov, and Ilyich sits with them, they laugh loud.. Especially as Inessa Armand starred a famous foreign actress: Claude Jade from France."

Sergei Yutkevich was one of the Soviet Unions most enduring, versatile, and highly respected directors. Over his long career Yutkevich won international awards for such films as Skanderbeg (1953) and Othello (1955). His series about Lenin is also highly regarded.


  • Yuri Kayurov as Vladimir Lenin
  • Claude Jade as Inessa Armand
  • Vladimir Antonik as Trofimoff
  • Valentina Svetlova as Nadezhda Krupskaya
  • Pavel Kadochnikov as Paul Lafargue
  • Antonina Maxkimova as Laura Lafargue
  • References

    Lenin in Paris Wikipedia
    Lenin in Paris IMDb Lenin in Paris

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