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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
 
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dom durakov" - Russia (original title)
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MPAA:
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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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
It's like a poem, 26 November 2004
Author: Abadeo from Texas

I love this movie. The third time I watched it, it made me laugh and it made me cry. I know that a lot of people are not going to like this movie. It's like a poem.... you get it or you don't. People complain about the Bryan Adams segments. I thought they were too few and not long enough. They were Zhanna's dreams.... her escape. And after you feel Janna's frustration, unhappiness, and pain you welcome the relief and warm colors of the Bryan Adams escape from reality. The movie has some very surreal scenes. One of them is the scene where Zhanna is looking at her wedding pictures in her room while the Chechen sniper is shooting out her window. Yuliya Vysotskaya is wonderful as Zhanna. Her face is so child-like and expressive. She doesn't even need to speak; I can read her mind in her face. She's a really great actor. I love the scene where she discovers Ahmed in front of her in the lunch line. She says nothing, but her face changes several times, showing some strong emotions that you cannot understand unless you've seen the entire movie up to that point. Zhanna has some funny little quirks, like the way she steps over every doorway threshold. But I thought it odd that I didn't laugh or cry until the third viewing. The first time, I was just in awe. I was just wide eyed with amazement.

But by the third time I loved and understood the characters, especially Zhanna, and so I could feel the movie.

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