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East Side Story

1997 Rated NR 1hr 18m

This 1997 documentary presents an amusing and fascinating compilation of scenes from Hollywood-style musicals produced by the Eastern bloc during the Cold War. Rarely seen in the West, these films attempted to promote communist ideology and to entertain, resulting in sturdy peasants and workers frolicking through meadows and factories. Interviews with filmmakers and critics, newsreel footage and censored press files provide added perspective.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

German: Dolby Digital Mono, Czech: Dolby Digital Mono