This 1990 Cannes Film Festival Critics' Prize winner was a joint Russian/Canadian/Swedish production and is based on autobiographical stories by legendary director Sergei Paradjanov.
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Decades before U.S. intelligence got hip to the notion of "sleeper agents" in our midst, The Manchurian Candidate successfully tried out the idea in this post-Korean War setting. (Last year it was re-made in a post-gulf war setting.) The result is a chilling story about brainwashing, secret political agendas, power-hungry moms, and psychically ravaged veterans.