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My Joy (2010)

Schaste moe (original title)
The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Viktor Nemets ...
Georgy
Vladimir Golovin ...
Old Man
Aleksey Vertkov ...
Young Lieutenant
Dmitriy Gotsdiner ...
Commander
Olga Shuvalova ...
Young prostitute
Maria Varsami ...
Maria
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Truck driver
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Major from Moscow
Olga Kogut ...
The Major's Wife
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Konstantin Shelestun ...
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The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked into the everyday madness of his country, losing his health and memory in the process. A dark parable about the situation in deep Russia today. Written by Anonymous

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$2,077 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$5,457 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Referenced in Polkino: Vypusk 41 (2011) See more »

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Zaraza, bros!
Music & Lyrics by Traditionell
Arrangement: V. Lizner
Performed by A. Dyumin
Phonogram Kompaniya "Russkiy Shanson"
(c) Kompaniya "Russkiy Shanson"
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An interesting mess
15 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't think it's a 'social commentary' or a 'statement of the human condition' - it's a mess of a movie made by a potentially very skilled director who seems to get bored with the (admittedly rather boring) storyline and tarts it up in the last 40 minutes with a whole lot of disjointed events which we are left to piece together ourselves, however we may. Perhaps he couldn't think of a sufficiently clever ending and (just the same way as Picasso got bored with doing half-decent paintings) decided to let the New York Art House Set name it to be a work of intellectual brilliance (just in case it actually was). Worth watching for the Ukrainian scenery and faces and for masterful camera-work - but only once unless you want to learn the style.


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