Perestroika - DVD

Liquid Sky director Slava Tsukerman examines the Jewish emigration from the USSR in the 1970s through the tale of an astrophysicist who returns to Moscow in 1992 after having fled to the U.S. 17 years prior. Back in 1975, Sasha Greenberg (Sam Robards) was branded a traitor by his government, though at the dawn of the 1990s he's hailed as a hero. The period of "Perestroika" (restructuring) that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union has turned the country upside down, a fact that isn't lost on Sasha when the friends who once denounced him now welcome him with open arms. But all the warmth in the world can't make Sasha forget the anti-Semitic sentiments that have haunted him for nearly two decades. Introduced to a girl who may be his daughter by a former colleague and lover, Sasha once again begins to fear for the future as vodka is rationed, the forests die, rivers catch on fire, and the elderly struggle simply to feed themselves. As a new breed of entrepreneurs appear, there are whispers of civil war. Meanwhile, Sasha prepares to deliver a theory that will make sense of the cosmos as his mentor, Gross (F. Murray Abraham), encourages him to overcome his personal and professional issues and focus on the task at hand. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide


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Released - Tuesday, October 27 , 2009