The Thief 1997
The Thief ★★ Vor 1997 (R)
Postwar Russian drama set in 1952. Katya (Rednikova) is a young widow with a six year-old-son, Sanya (Philipchuk). She's traveling by train when a soldier named Tolyan (Mashkov) enters their compartment. But the end of the trip, Katya's decided to go off with Tolyan and the threesome become a family. But Tolyan harbors a violent streak and Katya also discovers that Tolyan is an imposter—he's not a soldier but a thief. Still, she loves him and soon becomes his accomplice. Russian with subtitles. 92m/C VHS, DVD . RU Vladimir Mashkov, Yekaterina Rednikova, Misha Philipchuk; D: Pavel Chukhrai; W: Pavel Chukhrai; C: Vladimir Klimov; M: Vladimir Dashkevich.