ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century... See full summary »

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Natan Eidelman ...
Narrator (voice)
Anatoly Slivnikov ...
Ambal
German Shorr ...
Chir
Ilya Ivanov ...
Shar
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Major
Viktor Tsoy ...
Himself
Sergei Ryzhenko ...
Himself
Timur Novikov ...
Himself
Andrei Krisanov ...
Himself
Georgi Guryanov ...
Himself (as G. Guryanov)
Kirill Kozakov ...
Platon Zubov
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Alexander I
Dmitriy Dolinin ...
Andrei Khalyavin ...
Boroda
Irena Kuksenaite ...
Boroda's Companion
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ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century assassination plot. Written by Andrew Obin <aobin@lehman.com>

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The new generation of Russia stuck between the old Soviet tradition and the new corruption
2 February 2003 | by (Jerusalem,Israel) – See all my reviews

The face of Russia as it was in the 80's. The image of the young generation through the face of gloomy regime. Love story of 2 young people is stuck between the old norms of Soviet union and the new rising power of organized mafia, two ingredients which will affect the collapse of the 70 years socialist power. The young generation demand changes, and immediately but it's being suffocated by both sides of the old order, and the movie ends with legendary Viktor Tsoi's song "Changes" which became an anthem after Tsoi's tragic death in a car accident. A Parallel story in the movie is the murder of Russia's emperor on 12th March of 1801 which is probably a metaphor of constant corruption in Russia.


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