Within the Whirlwind

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Ten years of imprisonment in a Soviet Gulag – this was endured by Eugenia Ginzburg, a teacher and writer, as she was swept up in one of Joseph Stalin’s brutal purges in the 1930’s as the dictator tightened his grip on the Soviet Union. read more
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Ten years of imprisonment in a Soviet Gulag – this was endured by Eugenia Ginzburg, a teacher and writer, as she was swept up in one of Joseph Stalin’s brutal purges in the 1930’s as the dictator tightened his grip on the Soviet Union. Ginzburg survived and lived to tell about it. Though most Americans are familiar with the Nazi Holocaust, few are aware of similar purges that took place in other countries, such as the mass annihilation of millions of Soviet citizens as a result of Joseph Stalin’s intense desire to eliminate would-be political enemies. Thanks to the survivors, such as Ginzburg, there is a wealth of information and first-hand accounts of what entailed life in the Soviet Union’s version of a concentration camp, and what it took to survive.

Original Release

09/18/2009

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Cast

Emily Watson Evgenia Ginzburg
Ulrich Tukur Dr. Anton Walter
Ian Hart Beylin
Ben Miller Krasny
Benjamin Sadler Pavel / Pavel Aksyonov
Monica Dolan Pitkowskaya / Pitkovskaya
Pam Ferris Genia's mother
Jimmy Yuill Siderov
Agata Buzek Lena
Pearce Quigley Yelvov
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Marleen Gorris

Writers

Eugenia Ginzburg, Nancy Larson

Cast

Emily Watson Evgenia Ginzburg
Ulrich Tukur Dr. Anton Walter
Ian Hart Beylin
Ben Miller Krasny
Benjamin Sadler Pavel / Pavel Aksyonov
Monica Dolan Pitkowskaya / Pitkovskaya
Pam Ferris Genia's mother
Jimmy Yuill Siderov
Agata Buzek Lena
Pearce Quigley Yelvov
Nick Dong-Sik Confucius
Lech Dyblik Yegor
Krzysztof Fus Soldier
Lukasz Garlicki Piotr
Krzysztof Globisz Timoshkin
Remigiusz Jankowski Train Guard
Martin Kaps Local Comrade
Zbigniew Konopka Judge 1
Radoslaw Krzyzowski Dikovitski
Heinz Lieven Old Vlady

Producers

Jeremy Burdek Executive Producer
Priscilla Cohen Executive Producer
Nadia Khamlichi Executive Producer
Nancy Larson Executive Producer
Vincent Macheras Executive Producer
Magdalena Napieracz Executive Producer
Adrian Politowski Executive Producer
Helga Binder Executive Producer
Sławomir Jóźwik Executive Producer
Jean-Jacques Neira Executive Producer
Stefan Rüll Executive Producer
Christine Ruppert Producer
Piotr Mularuk Producer
Hubert Toint Producer
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