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Hammer and Sickle (1994)

Serp i molot (original title)
| Drama | 1994 (Greece)
This is an interesting yet bizarre little tale of a fictional (as far as I know, anyway) experiment performed during the Stalin-controlled years in the USSR. The main character is changed ... See full summary »

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Evdokim Kuznetsov
Evdokiya Germanova ...
Vera Raevskaia
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Marina Kajdalova ...
Mariia, Amrozii's wife
Zulfiya Khakimova
Alla Kliouka ...
Elizaveta Kuznetsova
Avangard Leontev ...
Aleksei
Ivan Martynov ...
Lieutenant
Nodar Mgaloblishvili ...
Amrozii Bakradze
Anatoliy Ravikovich ...
Professor Ioffe
Vladimir Steklov ...
Viktor Tsymbal ...
Head of the 'sharashka'
Larisa Uromova ...
The Sculptress
Vera Voronkova ...
Faina
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This is an interesting yet bizarre little tale of a fictional (as far as I know, anyway) experiment performed during the Stalin-controlled years in the USSR. The main character is changed from a woman into a man. This is part of a larger plan to change more women into men and have a stronger work-force/army, etc. It's a very in-depth character study of the main character, who tries to fit into a world that she (now 'he') doesn't really understand, especially since she's now a man ... Stalin dislikes the results of the experiments and has the scientist killed. The main character then goes off to live a life as a simple, unknown everyday Soviet, but is inexplicably drawn into larger and larger schemes (somewhat reminiscent of "Forrest Gump" in that way). (s)He has run-ins with different important characters, including his ex-boyfriend from his days of being a woman, as well as going on a demented quest for the nurse with whom he possibly fell in love after the operation... However, he ... Written by zenmichael

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Interesting film.
16 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. It was odd, cynical, and worth mulling over. It raises interesting questions about patriotism and what it means to be a hero. Evkodim's transformation to and from the ideal Soviet man was fascinating.

I liked the use of documentary-style filming to show the use of propaganda in Evkodim's life, the general weirdness of it all, and the ending.

If you're in the mood for something different - really, really different - you should try watching Hammer and Sickle, and if it's too weird for you, you can have a whole lot of fun trying to retell the story to your friends. See? There's no downside.


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