The Red Soul

  • Jessica Gorter
  • Netherlands, The
  • 2017
  • 90 min
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In the country where hardly any family escaped the hunger, fear and violence resulting from Stalin’s terror, no one has ever been convicted for the crimes committed under his regime. Even now Russians are still deeply divided over how to deal with the memories of this painful past. In a mosaic of intimate portraits ordinary Russians speak openly about their traumas, rooted in a violent history. Gradually this disturbing film exposes how the Soviet past lives on in current generations in Russia, and thus makes its mark on the future.


Jessica Gorter
Frank van den Engel for Zeppers Film
Involved TV Channel
IKONdocs / EO


World Sales
Heino Deckert for Deckert Distribution GmbH
Festival Handling
Ina Rossow for Deckert Distribution GmbH

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Available versions
'58 & '90
Spoken languages

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