Soviet offi­cials report­edly were miffed by the depic­tion of an Amer­ican who was at first besotted by the rad­ical ideas of the rev­o­lu­tion but who lost faith as the total­i­tarian after­math set in. They imme­di­ately gave the green light to an ambi­tious multi-​​part film saga dubbed “Red Bells,” says North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Russian expert, Harlow Robinson, who is cur­rently fin­ishing a book on Russian cinema.

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