The Inner Circle (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Inner Circle (1992)




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Tom Hulce stars as Ivan Sanshin, a retiring family man, who in 1935 becomes Joseph Stalin's (Alexandre Zbruev) personal film projectionist. Taken to the Kremlin to screen Hollywood features for the Soviet leader, Sanshin's happiness soon turns to misery as he becomes privy to the dictator's brutality.


Tom Hulce
as Ivan Sanshin
Bess Meyer
as Katya (age 16)
Maria Baranova
as Katya (10 years)
Marla Baranova
as Katya (age 10)
Irina Kupchenko
as Directress
Vladimir Khulishov
as Colonel Schelkasov
Aleksandr Filippenko
as Major Khitrov
Liubov Matiushina
as Sonia Gubleman
Aleksandr Garin
as Vasily Morda
Aleksandr Lipkov
as Aaron Gubleman
Antonina Anokhina
as Claudia Morda
Mikhail Kononov
as Kliment Y. Voroshilov
Vladimir Steklov
as Chrustalev
Vira Ekroimova
as Katya (age 3)
Ilja Chanbudanov
as Kaganovich
Viktor Balabanov
as Vyacheslav M. Molotov
Valentin Cherviakov
as Georgi M. Malenkov
Victor Tardian
as Anastas I. Mikoyan
Ivan Teplov
as Projectionist
Aleksandr Pashutin
as Commandant of the Train
Sergei Arzibashev
as Beria's Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Inner Circle

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

What begins as an intoxicating champagne cocktail goes flat. Ultimately, surprisingly, the film's wildly beating heart is cold.

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Inner Circle's intention is... heroic, and its achievement admirable.

August 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As Konchalovsky moves farther and farther from the Kremlin, The Inner Circle cracks apart.

April 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A interesting true story that's handled in a pedestrian manner.

December 17, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

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