THE GREY WOLVES (Igor Gostev, 1993)

Perhaps cinema’s most brilliant political thriller, Igor Gostev’s Serye volki depicts the ouster of Soviet Premier Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (Khruschyov) in October 1964. Among the conspirators participating in the coup are Khrushchev’s replacement, Leonid Brezhnev, and the head of the K.G.B., Vladimir Semichastny. Unlike most films of this kind, this one finely details the surreptitious […]