Thunderstorm

A gloomy but polished Russian melodrama starring Tarasova as the wife trapped in her husband's family of vile religious zealots, ruled by a domineering mother. Seeking refuge, Tarasova falls into an affair with a dashing young man that ends in tragedy when she throws herself into a river rather than face the music. This is one of the heavily theatrical...read more

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A gloomy but polished Russian melodrama starring Tarasova as the wife trapped in her husband's family of vile religious zealots, ruled by a domineering mother. Seeking refuge, Tarasova falls into an affair with a dashing young man that ends in tragedy when she throws herself into a river

rather than face the music. This is one of the heavily theatrical and stickily sentimental films produced in early 1934, a time which thereafter became known as "the guilty period" of Russian cinema in the 30s.