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Niotkuda s lyubovyu, ili Vesyolye pokhorony (2006)

Based on the novel by Booker Prize Winner Ludmila Ulitskaya, The Funeral Party is set in August 1991. In a sweltering New York City apartment, a group of Russian émigrés gathers round the ... See full summary »

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Aleksandr Abdulov ...
Alik
Anna Aleksakhina ...
Nina
Elena Rufanova ...
Irina Pearson
Polina Fokina ...
Valentina
Anna Dvorzhetskaya ...
Tishort
Vladimir Eryomin ...
Libin
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Fima Gruber
Liya Akhedzhakova ...
Marya Ignatyevna
Aleksey Kolgan ...
Father Viktor
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Rabbi Menashe
Sergey Gabrielyan ...
Juan
Anna Gusarova ...
Lyudmila
Claudia Boczar ...
Dzhoyka
Irina Loseva ...
Faina
Evgeniy Knyazev ...
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Based on the novel by Booker Prize Winner Ludmila Ulitskaya, The Funeral Party is set in August 1991. In a sweltering New York City apartment, a group of Russian émigrés gathers round the deathbed of an artist named Alik, a charismatic character beloved by them all, especially the women who take turns nursing him as he fades from this world. Their reminiscences of the dying man and of their lives in Russia are punctuated by debates and squabbles: Whom did Alik love most? Should he be baptized before he dies, as his alcoholic wife, Nina, desperately wishes, or be reconciled to the faith of his birth by a rabbi who happens to be on hand? And what will be the meaning for them of the Yeltsin putsch, which is happening across the world in their long-lost Moscow but also right before their eyes on CNN? Written by Anonymous

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13 December 2006 (Russia)  »

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The café where Alik and Valentina meet is called "Anyway". See more »

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