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Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

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Fast Food Executive #2 (as Anastasia Nefedova)
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Fast Food Executive #5 (as Douglas Reno)
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Screaming Woman (as Viktoria Popova)
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Mr. Johnson
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ...
Yuri Nikolaevich (scenes deleted) (as Viktor Verzhbitsky)
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Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.

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Taglines:

Crack the code. Take back your mind.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mad Cow  »

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$240,565 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$353,468 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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In two shots we see the list of brands that Misha is crossing out, he crosses out "Burger" with two lines. Later, when he is crossing out other brands, "Burger" has only one line through it. See more »

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Bob: [getting drunk] It's not a real burger, Misha, if I can't have extra ketchup. It's just a fucking... it's a fucking facade. This whole country is just like one Hollywood back lot, fucking, facade. And it's a really shitty made one, at that.
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Romance Is Stupid
Written by Sarah Jane Cunningham, Gabriel Rowland, Matt Cicero and Mark Pritchard
Performed by The Shetland Ponies
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Excellent. Many stories rolled into one.
12 October 2012 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

It's several kinds of stories layered on top of each other including love story, spy story, critique of consumer culture, mystery, schizophrenic story, with an ending that is a bit magical realist. Keeps you wondering and guessing throughout. Great characters and story-telling draw you in and you care about them. Definitely worth seeing. I went into this film with no preconceptions other than a sci-fi take on consumer culture. Found the film very enjoyable and well told. Setting the film in post-Soviet Russia with an onslaught of American consumer capitalism was a nice angle to the "genre" of consumerism critique films. Frankly, I don't think the director quite knew what genre of the film it was but that's okay. Was a very fun ride.


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