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 »
A young man drops out of university and goes to the police. He's done nothing wrong he just wants a job. A particular job. Playing the victim in murder reconstructions. Maybe by getting close to death he can manage to cheat on his own.
The plot revolves around four old friends-Kamil' (Kamil' Larin), Lesha (Leonid Barats), Sasha (Aleksandr Demidov) and Slava (Rostislav Khait)-all well-to-do professionals in their late 30s ... See full summary »
It is a movie-riddle, a movie-joke, a movie-labyrinth. 4 parts and 4 travels to the sea, 4 crossed short stories: Love, Friendship, Respect and Cooperation. Heroes of each of the short ... See full summary »
Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student ... See full summary »
Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is ... See full summary »
A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »
A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and ... See full summary »
A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include... See full summary »
Being a big fan of Dostoyevsky, I'm very picky on any attempts to represent any of his writings, whether on stage or screen. Anyway, I've seen four movies based on 'Idiot'. First one is classical Soviet with Yakovlev as Count Myshkin, second - Russian TV series of early 2000s, starring E. Mironov, third - Akira Kurosawa's view. Last, but not the least - 'Down House'.
Funny thing is, this movie contains more of Dostoyevsky' spirit than any other. It's fun, it's more like 'Fear and Loathing' or 'Acid House', - but still it has an 'Idiot' inside. Great acting (don't expect any Hollywood style), hilarious plot twists and the very feeling of success transferring XIX century book to XXI century reality...
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