July 31, 1978 12:00 PM

Despite the title, this Russian work is not an X-rated porno flick. Rather, it’s about a group of filmmakers caught in postrevolutionary turmoil. A cameraman tries to smuggle out footage of the secret police; he’s caught, killed and the whole company suffers. Some scenes are stunning: lazy, sun-drenched afternoons in the Crimea; a lyrically bloody assassination in a quiet town square; and a runaway trolley car pursued by soldiers on horseback. But most compelling is the knockout performance of star Elena Solovey, who plays a self-centered actress drawn into a real-life drama infinitely more complicated than anything she ever played on screen. In Russian with English subtitles. (Unrated)

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