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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

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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)
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Directed by
Andrey Konchalovskiy 
 
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Andrey Konchalovskiy 

Produced by
Felix Kleiman .... producer
Andrey Konchalovskiy .... producer
Sergey Khramtsov .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Eduard Artemev 
 
Cinematography by
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
 
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Aleksandr Polevoy .... visual effects supervisor
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... digital compositor
Ilya Vostrov .... modelling artist
 
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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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Italy:104 min (Venice Film Festival) | USA:104 min | Argentina:104 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Ingusetia borderland, 25 September 2006
Author: Cristi_Ciopron from CGSM, Soseaua Nationala 49

A hospital near a monorail.A merciless war.The soldiers' grimness.The psychiatrist left his "psihushka" to seek means of securing his patients.The clinic is taken over alternatively by Chechens and by Russians,and made over into a battle scene.

The mad people:some are grovelling,others are grumpy,others grinning, contentious, fractious, petulant,forlorn, babyish,foul, fossils of disease.

The Chechen soldiers are portly,while some of the young ones are very handsome.

My favorite scene is the Chechens' song:heart-breaking and manly.It also offers a sample of the beauty and musical valences of that Oriental language.One of the best musical moments in cinema's history.

"Dom ..." is made of suavity and infinite tenderness.The story is limber.In depth,this flick about an amorous insane woman is a parable about the ambiguity of life.The score is a profusion of beauty and Oriental privacy.

Mrs. Vysotskaya is amazing as "Jana";the rest of the cast is first-class.

Visually,the movie is not as beautiful as many Russian movies are (e.g.,Utomlyonnye Solntsem).The photography is deliberately made to look like that of a documentary.The hospital is not grisly;"Dom Durakov" is not about madness in a clinical sense,nor war,nor love,for what love could be that;it is about the ambiguity of life,about the hidden infinite suavity.The hospital itself is a parable.It is a clinic of parable and symbol,not one of cruel naturalism.The aesthetics is one of insobriety,extravagance,fancy and powerful exuberance.

"Dom ..." features a pleasurable and plain cosmopolitanism:Adams and Chechen songs.

Konchalovsky is back in high form,with this work of contemplation and insight.

Tocilescu,the Romanian director,praised to the skies this film's richness.

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