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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
Yevgeny 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
 
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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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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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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
thought provoking and overlooked, 24 May 2003
Author: D. Packard (oogila@webtv.com) from United States

For some I can't stop thinking about this little gem of a movie, it has more heart and soul than most of an entire decade of mainstream films combined. Konchalovsky is an interesting director, certainly when you think at the wide range of his work (Runaway Train, Shy People). I was somewhat fascinated and semi-perplexed when I first saw this, but the more I tried to peg it down ("ok this is the Russian Cookoo's Nest--with some 'I Never Promised you a Rose Garden' mixed in") the less it became so. This is an original one of a kind film, highly underrated, highly overlooked, especially in this country. Which is too bad, the rest of the sleepwalking brainwashed masses can flock to see their "Bruce Almighty's or Matrix Reloaded's every week, I'm glad I'm aware of films like this.

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