Soviet movies about the village

List of the best Soviet movies about the village, selected by visitors to our site: There Once Was a Dog, Love and Pigeons, Убить дракона, I Don't Remember Your Face, Viy, Father of a Soldier, Afonya.

In the top there are new films of 1988, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

There Once Was a Dog (1982)
Mark6 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersGuests, Friends
PlotWedding, Depression
PlaceForest, Village, Ukraine

The day comes when an old watchdog becomes useless but the masters being kind don't decide to drive him away. However they turn exasperated when the Dog stays indifferent during a home theft. The Dog leaves for the forest, where he meets the Wolf, his old enemy.

Love and Pigeons (1984)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSea, Russia, Village, USSR
StyleLight, Touching, Soulful, To cry

Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia returns to his wife and children.

Убить дракона (1988)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryWest Germany, Soviet Union
PlotPower, Freedom

Dragon is a bloody dictator, who kills every opponent. People live hopelessly, until Lancelot comes to save the beautiful Elsa. Lancelot can only win, if all people become free from fear, that is feeding the Dragon's power. Dragon's multiple personalities, ranging from a "dragon" to a "samurai" to a "Nazi", scare the hell out of all people, except Lancelot. Finally Dragon drops all his masks, to become the most dangerous of his incarnations - "himself". And the battle begins

I Don't Remember Your Face (1988)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountrySoviet Union
PlaceVillage, USSR, Ukraine

Story about teenage love in sanatorium. Leta, a girl with a heart disease, and Saulius, a new boy in sanatorium, fall in love with each other, but doctors try to forbid young people feelings.

Viy (1967)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersPriests, Witch, Wizards, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Rivalry, Superpowers
PlaceUkraine, Russia, Village
StyleDisturbing, Depressive

A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.

Father of a Soldier (1965)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.6)
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
CharactersSoldier, Military, Farmers
PlaceBerlin, Russia, Village
StyleTouching, Action, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Fascinating

During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in the last days of war finds the son...

Afonya (1975)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
PlotLove, Dancing
PlaceUSSR, Russia, Village, Night Clubs

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character "Afonya" Borshev is a plumber, who spends his life partying with "buddies", many of whom he doesn't even remember after nights of heavy drinking. His wife leaves him, his boss places him on probation, his whole life is falling apart, but he doesn't realize it. Afonya met Katya at a dance club, yet didn't pay her much attention. But she is the one, who can save him... In this movie Daneliya achieves a perfect balance of satire and drama. Quotes from the movie gained a cult status in USSR.