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Heart of a Dog (1988)
"Sobache serdtse" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  1988 (Soviet Union)
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Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is... See full summary »

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Evgeniy Evstigneev ...
Vladimir Tolokonnikov ...
Poligraf Poligrafovich Sharikov
Boris Plotnikov ...
Dr. Bormenthal
Roman Kartsev ...
Schwonder
Nina Ruslanova ...
Darya Petrovna
Evgeniy Kuznetsov ...
Pestrukhin
Olga Melikhova ...
Zinochka
Aleksey Mironov ...
Fyodor
Anzhelika Nevolina
Natalya Fomenko
Ivan Ganzha
Valentina Kovel
Sergey Filippov
Roman Tkachuk
Natalya Lapina
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Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a man, A REAL MAN?" Written by Eugene Lilitko <gene@ks.botik.ru>

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the most controversial Russian classic
30 November 2012 | by (Nara, Japan) – See all my reviews

It does not come to me a surprise that all positive reviews on this site come from Russian ex-pats, while the single negative one comes from somebody outside.

This movie is based on a classic work by a leading Russian monarchist intellectual. As such, it offers us a rare opportunity to look at the world from point of view of educated, wealthy aristocrat - a being much despised by most today, as he confronts an underprivileged, undereducated and underachieving antagonist, together with multitude of civil rights activists, acting as the latter's allies.

The movie's philosophy can be horrifying (and can be argued to be biased and one sided), but definitely deserves a consideration, offering a refreshingly new (or rediscovered old) prospective on eternal problems of social justice and intellectual hierarchy.


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