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Heart of a Dog (1988)

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Professor Preobrazhensky and his colleague place some human parts into a dog named Sharik. Soon the dog transforms into a human.

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Cast overview:
Evgeniy Evstigneev ...
Vladimir Tolokonnikov ...
Poligraf Poligrafovich Sharikov
Boris Plotnikov ...
Dr. Bormenthal
Roman Kartsev ...
Schwonder
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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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hilarious, smart, sharp
9 August 2004 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

One of the best screen versions of a great book I've ever seen. The acting is superb! The film is full of bitter satire on the first years of the communist regime and shows its stupidity and utter cruelty. I hardly believed that Bulgakov could be put on the screen with such a delicacy as to preserve the subtle hints and political/satiric subtext that characterizes many of the cultural masterpieces of the communist era. The casting is fantastic and every actor is irreplaceable. The film has reached the status of a cult movie very quickly and many phrases from it have become a part of the modern Russian language. A must see!


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