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House of Fools -- Psychiatric patients become entrenched in the Chechen War after the staff leave to find them a safer hospital. Soldiers take over the asylum, and then, a young female patient (Vysotskaya) falls in love with soldier (Islamov), which leaves her boyfriend, Bryan Adams (playing himself), in a lurch. Based on a true story.
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6 December 2002 (Russia) See more »
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In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Yuliya Vysotskaya ... Zhanna
Evgeniy Mironov ... Officer
Sultan Islamov ... Ahmed
Stanislav Varkki ... Ali
Elena Fomina ... Lucy
Marina Politseymako ... Vika
Rasmi Dzhabrailov ... Makhmud
Vladimir Fyodorov ... Karlusha
Vladas Bagdonas ... Doctor
Anatoli Adoskin ... Fucue
Gevorg Ovakimyan ... Goga (as Georgi Ovakimyan)
Ruslan Naurbiyev ... Chechen Commander Vakhid

Bryan Adams ... Himself

Cecilie Thomsen ... Lithuanian Sharpshooter
Tigranui Chakryan ... Karapetovna
Margarita Zykova ... Baba Vera
Jonas Baublis ... Bibika
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ... Boxer
Aleksandr Seleznyov ... Fyodor the Drunk
Magomed Zurabov ... Afghani
Ibragim Bekov ... Yusouff
Tamerlan Dzeitov ... Askhab
Denis Nadtochiy ... Vityok the Male Nurse
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Pavel Grachev ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Andrey Konchalovskiy 
 
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Andrey Konchalovskiy 

Produced by
Felix Kleiman .... producer
Andrey Konchalovskiy .... producer
Sergei Khramtsov .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Eduard Artemev 
 
Cinematography by
Sergei Kozlov  (as Sergey Kozlov)
 
Film Editing by
Olga Grinshpun 
 
Production Design by
Lyubov Skorina 
 
Costume Design by
Svetlana Volter 
 
Sound Department
Stepan Bogdanov .... sound re-recording mixer
Ilya Kacherzhuk .... sound editor
Andrei Korinsky .... sound editor
Vladimir Oryol .... sound
Yevgeni Terekhovsky .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Aleksandr Polevoy .... visual effects supervisor
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... digital compositor
Ilya Vostrov .... modelling artist
 
Other crew
Guy Courtecuisse .... post-production manager
Alina Gulyaeva .... assistant to director
 

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Also Known As:
"Dom durakov" - Russia (original title)
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Rated R for language, some violence and nudity
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104 min
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
good film, 26 June 2004
Author: brianh-9 from Mississippi

Clearly this film is a different perspective on the damaging effect of war..just from a totally unique point of view. The patients of a psychiatric ward are roaming free in a war raging country around them. They are all held under a sort of captivity by one of the war's opposing sides. The doctor of the ward went to get a bus for the patients, but had no one to look after them. One patient, in particular, is focused on. This is a woman who is in love with Bryan Adams(the singer)and believes they are engaged and fantasizes about him. In the dream world of this woman, all the patients are riding a train with Adams as a special sort of guest riding with them. She soon meets a soldier who is with the little regime that is forting themselves at the mental hospital. The film is about the effects of war on the soldiers. They are mostly scared and worried people. They are confused about the reasoning of war and the lines drawn between both sides. Take a certain meeting two commanders have considering a fallen comrade brought to the one commander forting at the ward. They know each other and if things were different would probably be friends. The one with the body asks for cash to return the fallen comrade, but decides that he will give the body back when he learns that the other commander saved his life once. The film has powerful scenes like one where the soldiers are leaving the "fort" of the hospital. Our Bryan Adams lover wants to be with the soldier. He leaves with his regime and she can't take her eyes away for the pain that she bares. A helicopter crashes behind her..blowing her hat off her head. This scene is even more spellbinding for she never even noticed what happened behind her because she was watching a man she loved leaving. The film has many moments with the characters in the menatl hospital committing the strange acts that unfortunate mental retardents often make. The film doesn't mock them, but makes them a supplemental feature to the war around them. I saw this as a way of saying that these people with mental setbacks may be lucky for not understanding the acts that are taking place. Their lives are effected, but mentally they don't have to deal with the war on a moral standpoint. The soldiers, on the other hand, have the moral and consequencial decisions in their mind every second. ****/*****

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