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Stalin the funeral of a god

A documentary directed by .

48h delivery


Price: €14.00


On March 5th 1953, one of the last great dic­ta­tors died. He was one of the myth­i­cal fig­ures of the 20th cen­tury. He ruled over 250 mil­lion men and women for 24 years. Joseph Vis­sar­i­onovich Dzhugashvili Stalin died of a cérébral haem­or­rhage at the age of 73. The cult of his per­son­al­ity which started twenty years before was then at its peak. We have found Russ­ian footages in colour of his bur­ial. This both impres­sive and beau­ti­ful film was com­pletely made up accord­ing to the Soviet pro­pa­ganda style of the time. It shows pic­tures of col­lec­tive mourn­ing, weep­ing crowds, huge por­traits, marathon speeches and trib­utes from “brother-countries”.

These pic­tures and sounds are rel­e­vant not only of the his­tor­i­cal event but also of the impor­tance Stalin had for his peo­ple and for his time. Les Films du Vil­lage are happy to present a new edit­ing of this 52’ ver­sion, which has been mod­ernised and improved. The Eng­lish ver­sion of the com­men­tary is available.


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