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1,261 Ratings

Ninotchka

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
United States, 1939
Comedy, Romance

Synopsis

A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

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Ninotchka Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
NINOTCHKA flies based on the rapport between Garbo and her cast mates, whether it be the knockabout clowns she brings with her from Russia (Sig Rumann, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach) or the gobsmacked suitor Douglas – as Count Leon – who looks upon Garbo like a butterfly under glass.
October 07, 2018
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Despite the bubbly erotic wit of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1939 comedy, the movie’s political satire is chillingly serious… The romantic roundelay, linking fine emotions with fine lingerie, is shadowed by the brutality of Soviet tyranny. Ample comic references to executions, forced confessions, Siberian prisons, censorship, and the secret police are matched by a sharp scene evoking the corrupt and bloodthirsty arrogance of the czarist aristocracy that the Revolution overthrew.
May 06, 2016
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An irresistible piece of wartime propaganda, Ninotchka did well in Europe and the States at its release, but proved a little inexpedient later, when the Soviets Allied up.
October 01, 2014
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