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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 »

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Leonid Filatov ...
Aleksei Varakin
Oleg Basilashvili ...
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Vladimir Menshov ...
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Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ...
The Factory Director
Evgeniy Evstigneev ...
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Aleksei Zharkov ...
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Pyotr Shcherbakov ...
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Yuriy Sherstnyov ...
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Yelena Arzhanik ...
The Secretary
Tatyana Khvostikova
Aleksandr Bespalyy
Yevgeni Zernov
Arkadi Ides
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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>

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(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 His Comets
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A bizarre view into Soviet reality
11 March 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I saw this film while living in Moscow in the late 80s/early 90s and it truly summarizes a lot of the bizarreness of day-to-day Soviet life. The engineer visits this small provincial town where nothing is normal and he encounters all sorts of weird people. It's a very absurd story, but if you understand the way the old USSR worked, it makes a strange sort of sense.


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