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An Ordinary Execution

An Ordinary Execution

An Ordinary Execution

Review score: * * * * *

cast: André Dussollier, Marina Hands, Edouard Baer

year: 2010

colour: yes

certificate: -12

director: Marc Dugain

runtime: 105

In Moscow, Nina, a young urologist and healer, who works in a hospital is desperate to fall pregnant by her husband. To her great terror, Nina is secretly called upon to look after Stalin who is sick and has just "disposed” of his personal physician. The dictator has decided he now wants try psychics and healers as he feels he is at the very end of his life. As she starts to care for him, he slowly weaves his way into the relationship with her husband and gains increasing influence over the young woman  through a tangle of secrets and manipulation. One minute he's friendly, the next perverse, the 'cultured and frightning despot' reveals his skill in the art of terror as never seen before...

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