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Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Makovetskiy ...
Yohan
Dinara Drukarova ...
Liza
Anzhelika Nevolina ...
Ekaterina Kirillovna (as Lika Nevolina)
Viktor Sukhorukov ...
Victor Ivanovich
Alyosha Dyo ...
Kolia (as Dyo Alyosha)
Chingiz Tsydendambayev ...
Tolia
Vadim Prokhorov ...
Putilov
Aleksandr Mezentsev ...
Doctor Stasov
Igor Shibanov ...
Engineer Radlov
Darya Yugrens ...
Grunia (as Darya Lesnikova)
Tatyana Polonskaya ...
Dariya
Olga Straumit ...
Nurse
Richard Bogutskii ...
Notary
Valeri Krishtapenko ...
Owner of photographic studio
Evgeniy Erokhin ...
Priest
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Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.

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8 September 1999 (France)  »

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Of Freaks and Men  »

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Leaf from an Album (Lyric Pieces, Opus 12)
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Arranged by Vladimir Radcenkov
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A haunting, dreamlike and bleakly comic fable of exploitation
7 April 2001 | by (Penge, London, England) – See all my reviews

A friend lent me the DVD of this strangely compelling film. I was vaguely aware of its "arthouse" cinema release here in England a couple of years ago and thought that I had remembered it as having been well-reviewed. I don't know about you, but I love it when a film takes me by surprise, confounds my expectations and gives me the impression that I am being treated to a film-makers unique vision. "Of Freaks and Men" is a remarkable vision of exploitation amongst the middle classes of (what I presume to be) turn of the century Russia. Photographed in black and white and exquisite sepia tones it playfully uses Freudian imagery - trains, funnels, tunnels, stairways and doors - to create a dreamlike evocation of an apparently cultured and respectable society whose parlours may be used for the creation of titillating sado-masochistic pornography. The repression of sexual fantasies is mirrored by the subdued emotions that all the characters display when confronted by their trials. If you bring your own emotions to your viewing of this film you may, like me, find it occasionally heart-rending. The image of the beautiful siamese twins naked and cowering in terror from Viktor the leering, abusing pornographer is an image which I think will haunt me for a long time. All in all a richly poetic nightmare. To be viewed with an open mind and compassion.


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