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Australia / 2021 /   97 min / DCP

Director : Nadia Tass

Production : Joan Borsten

Oleg reveals the incredible life story of Oleg Vidov. Born in communist Russia to a schoolteacher, by the age of 25, Oleg had become one of the Soviet Union’s most celebrated actors of his time. However, no amount of fame could save him from the political system that tried to control his life. He married into General Secretary Brezhnev’s inner circle only to wind up blacklisted, threatened with death, and forced to defect to the West. He manages to escape in 1985. He turned to reinventing himself in Hollywood, where he starred in such films as Red Heat with Schwarzenegger, Wild Orchid with Mickey Rourke and Thirteen Days with Kevin Costner.


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