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William A. Wellman
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Brett C. Leonard
Stephen Adly Guirgis,
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Dino De Laurentiis
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We weren't there first but we have certainly produced a perfect mockumentary.
I've seen it twice now, and it was even better on a second viewing. The perfect timing of each scene, the meticulous attention to every tiny detail, the amazing amateur cast (none of the actors have appeared in a film before; watch out especially for the old lady who plays a retired nurse reminiscing about one of the main characters), the deadpan voice-over, the humour, and even the surprisingly moving tragic scenes
if you know anything at all about Russia, there's everything to
guarantee that you'll love this film.
Suffice it to say that yesterday I spent an equivalent of 13 dollars on a licensed DVD copy of the film. I could have got a pirated one for 1/4 of the price, and like most Russians, I usually do, but the makers of this film deserve all the money it can make them.
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