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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)

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
 
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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Would you believe that I see a connection to a Porky Pig cartoon?, 20 November 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

Set in a mental institution near Chechnya, Andrei Konchalovsky's "Dom durakov" - "House of Fools" in English - indirectly poses the question of whether the real insanity lies inside or outside the mental institution. It does have a plot fairly similar to "King of Hearts" (the staff flees and leaves the patients, who then have to deal with the surrounding war). By the time that this came out, I don't know how long it had been since Konchalovsky had directed a movie in his native Russia - in the United States, he had directed "Runaway Train" and "Shy People" - but this was an OK return for him (though far from the best Russian movie that I've ever seen).

And the Porky Pig cartoon? It was 1947's "Little Orphan Airedale", the first appearance of Charlie Dog (the pushy canine who always tries to get Porky to adopt him as a pet). At the end of the cartoon, Charlie's other friend decides that life is screwy on the outside, and so the final scene shows him trying to get back into the dog pound! Maybe that's a little more like "King of Hearts", but they all question where the real insanity lies (I guess that "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" also does).

Does anybody know whether or not Yulia Vysotskaya is related to Vladimir Vysotsky?

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