The Outskirts

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Set on the Russian steppes and filmed in black-and-white, it is the story of a group of peasants seeking revenge against the oil company that bought the collective farm from beneath their feet and the return of their land. During the entire film, it does not stop snowing once. As the peasants make their way across the frozen tundra toward the city that houses oil company headquarters, they take vengeance against a series of former Communist bureaucrats who connived with oil company executives. Except for the youth Kolya that they have drafted into their crusade against the protestations of his babushka-wearing mother, they are all grizzled veterans of WWII.

  1. Pyotr Lutsik

    Director, Writer

  2. Aleksey Samoryadov


Top Billed Cast

  1. Yuriy Dubrovin

    Yuriy Dubrovin

  2. Nikolay Olyalin

    Nikolay Olyalin

  3. Aleksei Pushkin

  4. Aleksey Vanin

    Aleksey Vanin

  5. Rimma Markova

    Rimma Markova

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The Outskirts


Original Title Окраина

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 4, 1998


Original Language Russian

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -



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