My Grandmother Fanny Kaplan

Creator: Zhenya Raukh
Genre: Drama
Age rating: 17 and older
Historical truth is composed of the silence of the dead…
Synopsis: 1917, the Crimea. A blind woman Fanny Kaplan (Katerina Molchanova) is pardoned after serving ten years for terrorism at a hard labour camp and goes to a rest home in Yevpatoria. There, Fanny meets a doctor Dmitriy Ilyich Ulyanov (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy). He is incidentally the brother of Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin). Fanny’s relationship with Dmitriy Ilyich develops into a love affair – soon he abandons his wife and starts living with Fanny. To his discontent, Fanny has to leave him for several weeks and go to Kharkov, where she undergoes a successful surgery to restore her eyesight. On her way back to the Crimea, she meets her first love, a former bandit and anarchist Viktor Garskiy (Ivan Brovin), the man, whose blame she took for a failed terrorist plot a decade earlier. After spending the night together, Garskiy informs Fanny that he is a Bolshevik revolutionary with no time to spare for personal life and then promptly leaves. After a prolonged desperate search in Moscow, Fanny finally finds Garskiy. It turns out that he is now a member of the secret police, is married and has a son. However, Fanny agrees to become his mistress. On 30th August 1918, Fanny comes to the Mikhelson factory for a date with Garskiy. And at that time and place the assassination attempt on Vladimir Lenin takes place. Was Fanny the one who shot Lenin?

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    Creative Notes:
    Fanny Kaplan went down in history as the terrorist accused of an assassination attempt on Vladimir Lenin. However, it was revealed that the KGB removed ten pages from her case. They were about her love affair with Lenin’s brother, Dmitriy. So who really was Fanny Kaplan – a cold-blooded murderer, or a woman, whose only fault was to love blindly?