The title of this unfocused documentary is misleading. Although it purports to be about the unhappy life and mysterious death of Stalin's second wife, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, it's really more of a Cliffs Notes version of the Bolshevik Revolution with a little soap-opera drama on the side. Through interviews with Alliluyeva's descendants, family friends and pedantic historians, we are treated to various legends and much speculation about their relationship, including the rumor that Stalin may have actually been her father! Unfortunately, the interviewees constantly contradict one another, which is both confusing and tiresome.
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