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 »
Moro returns to Alma Ata to collect money owed to him. While waiting out an unexpected delay, he visits his former girlfriend Dina, and discovers she has become a morphine addict. He ... See full summary »
A psychological thriller based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their ... See full summary »
A wizard invents characters who all come to life and start to arrive at his house: a King, his servants, a princes, a bear trapped in a man's body - the usual lot. The Plot mainly rotates ... See full summary »
The student, Bayonet, has managed to seduce his professor's wife, Bomb, an average working guy, has bought a factory and Bullet, the casino lover, is hiding from creditors. They all share a... See full summary »
When this movie was originally released, I was still living in the former USSR and went to see it in the theater. I was about 15 years old and didn't understand much, but it was so beautifully absurd, bizarre and hilarious that I couldn't help but love it. I still do. Sergei Soloviev used the language of Russian counter-culture to present a mythological vision of his country and his own surroundings. Everything is taking place in an old apartment on Arbat street, which is continuously being infested with all sorts of outrageous characters (and sometimes even historical figures) who, on the course of their bizarre appearances, make numerous comments on various Russian cultural, historical and political happenings. Everything is, once again, deliciously bizarre, freaky and funny. This movie is definitely worth a try.
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