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Perestroika (2009)

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Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the ... See full summary »

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Sasha
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Helen
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Prof. Gross
Oksana Stashenko ...
Natasha
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Jill
Mariya Andreeva ...
Elena (as Maria Andreeva)
Andrey Sergeev ...
Krimsky
Valeriy Afanasev ...
Listov (as Valeriy Afanassiev)
Anatoliy Goryachev ...
Kostya Ryumin
Aleksandr Pozharov ...
Tolik
Stanislav Belyaev ...
Sasha Age 17
Viktor Cherepanov ...
Head of Film Studio
Mikhail Rayvicher ...
Sasha as a Schoolboy
Stepan Lapshin ...
Listov as a Schoolboy
Viktor Udochkin ...
University Dean
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Top astrophysicist Sasha Greenberg has spent the past 17 years working in the United States. An invitation to speak at a Congress on Cosmology in his native Moscow brings him home for the first time to confront colleagues, and unanswered personal questions. As Russia undergoes perestroika, public and private lives are radically re-assessed and Sasha sees the social and sexual upheavals as a crisis of civilization, and a reflection of his own obsessive studies into the nature of the Universe itself. Written by Anonymous

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20 March 2009 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,532 (USA) (20 March 2009)

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$21,684 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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Elena: Professor, you're a wise man. Tell me, why is it all so awful? Whenever I tell someone I want to go to America they tell me it's no better over there. Like they want to leave you nothing to hope for.
Prof. Gross: Happiness is not found in Moscow. Or New York. It's here. You just need time to find it.
Elena: Have you?
Prof. Gross: I have!
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Music by Aleksandr Zhurvin
Lyrics by Slava Tsukerman
Performed by Andrey Gorin
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What a shame!
18 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie presents a storyline that should have been far more interesting. And the first 20 or so minutes are interesting but then it just falls flat on it's face and becomes dull dull dull.

The director threw too many parallels into the mix. There is the symbolism with physics, political issues, religion, sex, family, etc.! And all that is what Sasha Greenberg drags himself through to come to the conclusion "you can't go back because everything is in constant change" or something like that.

Boring at best, is all I can say. And too much use of green screen setting to make it look like other places. It just made the movie look cheap. Plus their 'writers budget' must have been very little!


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