Photo of Nikolai Cherkasov Nikolai Cherkasov

Nikolai Cherkasov in Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky

1938 NR

Considered the masterpiece of Russian director Sergei Eisenstein's career, Alexander Nevsky is a commentary on the mounting Soviet resistance to the Third Reich with a historical parallel. Three years after repelling the Swedes, 13th century prince Alexander Nevsky (who some believe represents Stalin in this parable) wages war against German invaders with a vast Russian army. Sergei Prokofiev composed the music.

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