The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A... See full summary »
A widowed aeronautics engineer, who has lost his job, travels with his son hopping freight trains from Moscow to Koktebel, a town by the Black Sea, to start a new life with the father's ... See full summary »
Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".
Country girl Nadia moves to the city and becomes a maid in Valya's apartment. Valya, who is a member of the local District Committee, does not know that Nadia fell in love with her ... See full summary »
This celebrated director's "exquisite cruelty" appears front and center when the death of a stage actor turns a theatrical drama into a real one. Two in One's two parts, "Stagehands" and "... See full summary »
One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which... See full summary »
Valeriya Gay Germanika
During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
A young man drops out of university and goes to the police. He's done nothing wrong he just wants a job. A particular job. Playing the victim in murder reconstructions. Maybe by getting close to death he can manage to cheat on his own.
I haven't seen Kira Muratova's movies for a while, but I can say after watching "Nastroyshchik": she is the most controversial director ever... For benefit of others: Kira Muratova is a famous Soviet/Russian film director, her movies were not allowed for public view a long time until Gorbachev/"Perestroyka" took over the Soviet Union. Most of her movies (maybe all of them?)were shot in Ukraine (Odessa).You may feel like you are watching the documentary. This movie is done with true Muratova's style, much different than common film directing. I think Muratova has a lot in common with Woody Allen I'm recommending the people who are Woody Allen fans or simply like non- Hollywood movies to watch this piece. (Sorry for English, it is not my prime language)
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