Cinco de Mayo also celebrated the 200th birthday of Karl Marx this year, and I would suggest that we all celebrate appropriately by making films, eating snacks and remembering all the millions that Marxism has have starved. The New York Times has already begun celebrating the birthday of the totalitarian advocate. Since our children in the schools are subject to Marxist indoctrination, I strongly recommend that Marx's bicentenary be made a family affair. Here are a number of films that show Marxism in all its glory:
This HBO biopic was ambitious in its depiction of Stalin's rise to power as allegedly seen from his daughter's point of view is. But how can one possibly document half a century of uninterrupted, nightmarish atrocities?
The Death of Stalin (201
Iannucci's brilliant, ultra-dark comedy has 93 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and is loved by both critics. and the audience. It is about the power struggle that the upper aristocracy takes after Stalin's death. Many of the bizarre events actually took place.
Top Secret! (1984)
This was a hilarious satire about the GDR, about an American rock star who is just going to this country to go to war. The movie came out when the totalitarian regime still existed, but the jokes are still relevant and funny today. The reinterpretation of the GDR national anthem was a gem.
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)
The film and Solzhenitsyn's book describes a day in a camp for a common, confused zek, whose only "crime" was that he captured at his invasion by the Germans, then released, whereupon the regime declared that he was a traitor and was sent to the gulag. The Zeks are forced to build a cultural center – in the middle of an uninhabited tundra.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1965)
This erotic adaptation of Milan Kundera's popular book takes place during the Prague Spring shortly before in Czechoslovakia the Russian tanks invade
White Nights (1985)
Mikhail Baryshnikov portraits a famous ballet defector who crashes in an airline in the Soviet Union and is recognized by the KGB, though he tries to call himself a Frenchman. He is abducted and "persuaded" to dance again in the Kirov and dance again. He is also associated with an American defector who went to Russia for racism in the United States and has since regretted his move. A fascinating three-way cat-and-mouse game is created. But the dance scenes are worth seeing for this film
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
This bittersweet comedy about a musician in the Soviet Union who loves forbidden jazz and at the suggestion of a circus tour in New York York City opts for one Malfunction. The scene in a department store, where the Russians are fascinated by all consumer goods and where Robin Williams decides to break himself, is hilarious.
Animal Farm (1954/1999)
This adaptation of Orwell's satirical novella on the Bolshevik Revolution and its Stalinist aftereffect was first made in animation, then later with CGI.
The Lives of Others (2007)
Of the many repressive secret police bureaucracies created by the communists in Eastern Europe, the Stasi was probably the worst – and that says something. In this film, a Stasi is given the task of listening to and listening to a couple for possible incriminating things.
Bridge of Spies (2015)
This film by Thomas Hanks / Steven Spielberg is a richly detailed historical account of a man who represented a Russian spy and exchanged him with Francis Gary Powers
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Inner Circle (1991)
This film is about a projectionists designed to forbid Western films within The Kremlin to Stalin and His High School Cohorts
Bitter Sugar (1996)
A young communist student in Cuba, who has received a scholarship to study in communist Czechoslovakia, meets a young girl during a rock concert of his brother , The concert is disturbed by the police, as rock and roll is anathema to the communist regime. Both the girl he falls in love with and his brother despise the repressive regime while defending it.
First, They Killed My Father (2017)
This adaptation is a first-hand little girl's report that the Communists made Cambodia a hellhole for the sake of total equality (with some Cambodians who were more equal than others during Cambodia others were reduced to complete slavery).
The Killing Fields (1984)
Speaking of the Khmer Rouge, this film led to an Oscar for Dr. Ing. Ngor, the Cambodian survivor in his first acting role. After that, he explained that the film did not even approximate the horrors he had experienced
The Journey (1959)
After the Hungarian Uprising of 1956, a group of foreigners attempted to become the border in Austria, but they become temporarily held by a Russian officer played by Yul Brynner.
Red Family (2013)
Although Kim Ki-duk did not direct this film, he wrote and produced it and it came out big. The film is about North Korean sleeper agents who pretend to be a South Korean family while performing espionage and assassinations and maintaining a hard discipline and ideological purity.
You have to go for the poles. The Russians Germans and Austrians have fragmented Poland several times over the centuries. The Katyn massacre is part of "That Which Can not Be Mentioned About World War II."
Hail Ceasar! (2016)
In this comedy, the kidnapping of a moronic movie star is performed by Hollywood Communists, who are portrayed as a pack of intellectual crooks who emit Marxist jargon.
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
During the Second World War, two mountaineers from Austria land in Tibet. Henry (Brad Pitt) is then asked to be a tutor for the infant Dali Lama, who is hungry for information about the outside world. He trains the boy, but he also changes for the better. Both Austrians settle down and it is an idyllic existence. Until the Chinese Communists invade
The Eternal Road (2016)
This hard-to-find film is truly a masterpiece from Finland about a Finn-American in the Soviet Union. During the Depression, thousands of Canadians and Americans went to the Soviet Union to build a glorious socialist future. It was a big surprise for her.
Unfortunately, the room prevents me from giving an overview of other fascinating films (eg The Interview, Night Crossing, Topaz, Mao's Last Dancer, Milada, Vorwärts )
Armando Simón is the author of A Cuban from Kansas, the only red star I liked, a starfish, Orlando stories, Wichita women, the cult of suicide and other science fiction stories, as well as numerous stage plays. They can be obtained from Amazon, Lulu and Barnes & Noble.