An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kuryer (1986)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of a teenager boy in times of the comunism fall in the Soviet Union.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Fyodor Dunayevsky, Anastasiya Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili
Tsareubiytsa (1991)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918. He and his doctor soon slip out of reality and ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Oleg Yankovskiy, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
Jazzman (1983)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A music student is expeled from school because he loves jazz, a kind of music that represents the US capitalism. He hires two street musicians to form a dixie band, and goes from one city ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Igor Sklyar, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy, Nikolay Averyushkin
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young romantic loves step dance but there is only one person who knows this forgotten art. Beglov was a step dance super star back in 50s but as step became unpopular he lost everything. ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Arkadi Nasyrov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

Directors: Richard Viktorov, Nikolay Viktorov
Stars: Yelena Metyolkina, Vadim Ledogorov, Uldis Lieldidz
Assa (1988)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Sergey Solovev
Stars: Natan Eidelman, Anatoly Slivnikov, German Shorr
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After the general Soviet gulag amnesty of 1953 former political inmates Sergei and Nikolai arrive in a remote Siberian village where 8 pardoned common criminals terrorize the inhabitants.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin
Stars: Valeriy Priyomykhov, Anatoliy Papanov, Viktor Stepanov
Afonya (1975)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The 1975 film by Georgi Daneliya "Afonya" was an unexpected commercial hit in USSR. The main character Borshev A.N. is a Plumber who spends his free time, as well as working hours, drinking... See full summary »

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Leonid Kuravlyov, Evgeniya Simonova, Evgeniy Leonov
Ward No. 6 (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandr Gornovskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov
Stars: Vladimir Ilin, Aleksey Vertkov, Aleksandr Pankratov-Chyornyy
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Platon Ryabinin, a pianist, is traveling by train to a distant town of Griboedov to visit his father. He gets off to have lunch during a twenty minute stop at Zastupinsk railway station. He... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Ryazanov
Stars: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Oleg Basilashvili, Nikita Mikhalkov
Ne goryuy! (1969)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A young happy-go-lucky village doctor lives a leisurely life as comic events unfold around him.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Sergo Zakariadze, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Sofiko Chiaureli
Beg (1971)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov
Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Aleksey Batalov, Mikhail Ulyanov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Leonid Filatov ...
Aleksei Varakin
...
The Writer
...
The Prosecutor
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ...
The Factory Director
Evgeniy Evstigneev ...
The Museum Director
...
Investigator
Pyotr Shcherbakov ...
The Mayor
Yuriy Sherstnyov ...
The Waiter
...
The Secretary (as Yelena Arzhanik)
Tatyana Khvostikova
Aleksandr Bespalyy
Yevgeni Zernov
Arkadi Ides
Edit

Storyline

An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this town everybody seems to be crazy (a secretary who works naked, a group of people take the engineer as a rock & roll player, etc) and, in addition, this man is witness of a suicide, so he is trapped inside the town. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 1990 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

City Zero  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 62th Academy Awards in 1990. See more »

Soundtracks

(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
Written by James E. Myers (as Jimmy De Knight) and Max Freedman (as Max C. Freedman)
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets (as Bill Haley and His Comets)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Impressive
17 March 2006 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie on DVD and that's a pity. For those, who are Lynch fans, this will be a pleasant surprise. I watched the movie years ago and I found it brilliant - great script, interesting story, crazy city, and the scene in the restaurant is something to remember... I think this is the best film of this director, though I haven't seen many. It's a surreal story of a man, trapped in an non existing city, surrounded by its habitants, who linger between memories and reality, death and vegetation. As time passes he realizes, that there is no use to fight the city, there is no escape from its hug. I recommend the movie strongly.


22 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?