Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and studies the Earth's core, the very heart of the world. She discovers that the world is dying of heart failure and only has one more day remaining. Meanwhile, Akmatov, a bloated, capitalist bureaucrat lusts after Anna and tries to make her fall into her bed. Written by
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References/parodies soviet montage cinema of the 1920s, German Expressionism of the 1920s, and silent melodrama film. See more
Written by Georgi Sviridov
(as Giorgi Sviridov)
With permission from the Sviridov Foundation and Meloydiya © 1968 See more