Letter Never Sent (Neotpravlennoye pismo)
Letter Never Sent (Neotpravlennoye pismo) (1959)

A group of Russian geologists hunting for diamonds in Siberia becomes trapped by a forest fire.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1959
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Classic socialist realism film that is enhanced by erotic melodramatics and powerful stylish nature images.

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Eric Melin

What is remarkable is how quickly it can whip from being a realistic survival story to an impressionistic one, sometimes within the same minute. The cinematography is also shifting POV constantly.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Elaborate, gliding tracking shots provide a sense of mastery over nature that the characters can't achieve

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

elevates the familiar into something both emotionally engaging and existentially disarming

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Randy Tippy
Stark, raw and a little artsy. Fantastic performances all-around.
Walter M.
"The Letter That Was Never Sent" is an awesomely shot but politically troubling tale of three geologists and their guide who are searching for… More
Chris Browning
While a very sobbering film and one that really packs quite a lot of melodrama into it's short running time, Letter Never Sent is a very artistic work with… More