Alek is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who was a talented boxer in his day, but he was not allowed on the Soviet national team because he was a Jew. Depressed and discouraged, he meets ... See full summary »
Klaus Maria Brandauer,
A musician living in an apartment building likes to check out the residents of the building opposite him--until he finds out one day that an attractive woman in that building is checking ... See full summary »
Professor Jones screened this film for our class as well. With few exceptions, I enjoyed it. I mean, it's about the hardships of a family in the city. Mom's got a job as a waitress, brother's always in trouble, there's another brother who's not all that effectual to the story, and the sister who wants to be a singer. You know it's gotta end with one going up and the other going down. Overall, I recommend it, if not for story, then for the technique.
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