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Endaf Emlyn

Gadael lenin (Leaving Lenin)

Edition 1996
90' - 1993 - Comedy - Dialogue: Welsh
Director: Endaf Emlyn Composer: John E.R. Hardy With: Sharon Morgan, Wyn Bowen Harries, Ifan Huw Dafydd
Three teachers and a group of unruly Welsh sixth-form students board the train to St. Petersburg. When the kids retire to their compartments for the night, the teachers stay in the restau rant car. There is obvious tension between them. Suddenly, the restaurant car is separated from the rest of the train. The teachers are left stranded, without money or passports. The kids arrive in St. Petersburg. With no-one to supervise them, they have a riotous time, getting drunk and eating burgers. Absorbing, entertaining and touching, this film reflects the changes brought by the fall of Communism and how they affect the visitors, mirroring their doubts and dilemmas.

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Endaf Emlyn


John E.R. Hardy


Sharon Morgan, Wyn Bowen Harries, Ifan Huw Dafydd


Endaf Emlyn, Sion Eirian

Director of Photography

Ray Orton


Chris Lawrence


Pauline Williams

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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