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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
"Khrustalyov, mashinu!" (original title)

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Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
Gen. Klensky (as Yu. Tsurilo)
Nina Ruslanova ...
Wife (as N. Ruslanova)
Mikhail Dementyev ...
Son (as M. Dementyev)
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Idiot (as A. Bashirov)
Natalya Lvova ...
(as N. Lvova)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dima Davydov
Sergei Dyachkov
Jüri Järvet Jr. ...
(as Yu. Yarvet)
Ivan Matskevich ...
(as I. Matskevich)
Viktor Mikhailov ...
General's driver (as V. Mikhailov)
Paulina Myasnikova ...
General's mother (as P. Myasnikova)
Nijole Narmontaite ...
Sonya (as N. Narmontaite)
Olga Samoshina ...
(as O. Samoshina)
Tamara Serkova ...
(as T. Serkova)
Genrietta Yanovskaya ...
General's sister (as G. Yanovskaya)
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Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot". Written by Anonymous

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Incomprehensible and boring
15 February 2010 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

This movie, especially its first half, consists on fast-paced, cryptic, seemingly unconnected scenes, with tоo many people participating to understand what is going on (or who are these anyways), and actions whose purpose remains mysterious. People often talk together, and repeat the same phrase many times, and 90% of what is told is unimportant.

The second half has more sense, and you start to understand some of the plot, and if you watch for the movie many times, you would understand more, but lots of questions about the plot still remain, without answer at the internet or anywhere.

The protagonist is a 12 years old boy at the time of the story, but he somehow knows what happened with his father and other things which he cannot know.

A book similar to "Khrustalev, mashinu" would be written with barely understandable, captcha-like letters, and with many random words added between real words, with lots of intentional typos and speller errors, and words printed over each other - so one could barely understand it.

I agree that some could enjoy even puzzle-like movies, but any puzzle should at least have a solution. This movie is a puzzle with lots of missing elements.

It does not require any talent to make such a movie. I could do it as easily as anyone else. At the Cannes festival the movie received no awards at all, and rightfully so.


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