From war horror to cheerful family comedy – Russia’s Elem Klimov was able to pull off both ends. But is his ‘Welcome, or No Trespassing’ more than a delightful summer camp story under the surface? Is it indeed an allegory to the USSR? How did this get past the censors? Karri and Henrik join forces with the Russophiles Unite! Movie Podcast‘s Ally Pitts to find out.
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Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Guest Alistair Pitts. Edit by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune by Nick Grivell.
Welcome, or No Trespassing (1964) (Добро пожаловать, или Посторонним вход воспрещён). Directed by Elem Klimov. Starring Viktor Kosykh, Evgeniy Evstigneev, Arina Aleynikova, Ilya Rutberg.