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Children of the Revolution
Children of the Revolution
Actors: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh, Rachel Griffiths
Director: Peter Duncan
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2003     1hr 41min

This outrageous comedy won outstanding critical acclaim for its wild humor and award-winning cast of stars! After a mad, passionate fling on a whirlwind trip to Moscow, party girl Joan Fraser (Judy Davis -- ABSOLUTE POWER)...  more »


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Actors: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh, Rachel Griffiths
Director: Peter Duncan
Creators: Martin McGrath, Peter Duncan, Simon Martin, Greg Ricketson, Tristram Miall
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/02/2003
Original Release Date: 04/30/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/1997
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Octavio F. (Octavio) from SEATTLE, WA
Reviewed on 12/15/2009...
Funny movie, gives you a sarcastic perspective of the Russian revolution without being too political.

Movie Reviews

Tears of Laughter and Tears of Sadness
Petro | Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States | 11/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I felt this movie is one of the best films I have ever seen in my life. As a Communist, I first assumed the movie was just a farce of stalinist Russia. Throughout the first 30 minutes, I laughed a lot. I thought the notion of some-one as evil as Stalin singing and dancing is funny, to me. I really felt with the main charrecter and her ideology, except her love of Stalin, and was happy that she finally realises he was evil. At the end, the Son (concieved by Stalin) turns into his father, and proclaims that he is doing the work of the Revolution. It gives a good example of Stalin's acts and how they ruined Lenin's Russia.Children of the Revolution is a brilliant film, and Leninists and true Communists can plainly see this."
The difference a moustache can make
Alessandro Bruno | Toronto, Canada | 01/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an extremely original and well made farce. the film is generally comical but there are some tragic overtones throughout. The story of the idealist leader of the Australian communists earns a trip to meet Stalin in Moscow. The visit provides the setting for some of the funniest moments in the film. The idea of Stalin dancing and singing is funny in itself, imagine watching it realized on screen. But this comical interlude provides the crucial elemnt of the plot, the conception of Stalin's son. His identity is kept secret by his mother, but through a series of fortuitous circumstances Joe (thta's his name palyed by Roxburgh) becomes a union leader and organizes the police force. Hints are given throughout his childhood, he loves handcuffs for instance - leading to a steamy scene with a seduced policewoman. as a result of an 'accident' he has to grow a moustache and discovers his true personality after this event. There is sadness also, but I felt it beyond the plot or film itself. The mockery is certainly funny but it's undeniable that many idealists were betrayed by Stalin and his unbound evil. Communism in the Soviet union (and elsewhere) might have developed differently had Stalin not hijacked it. Now we're left with no alternatives and embarking on a dangerous course of increasing inequality. The film ironizes and does an excellent job (Judy Davis' excellent acting apart) of showing the demoralization of an idealist who has to face the sad reality and the poor 'loves' of the past. I saw the film twice and remember it with an ironic smile. Highly recommended"
Forster | 07/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A real find. The film starts out as a broad satire (perhaps just a bit too broad), then sharpens to a steely point in the second half.Judy Davis has never been more ferocious (and that's really saying something). A romp, but one that leaves bruises. Grab it."