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My Joy (2010)
"Schaste moe" (original title)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Viktor Nemets ...
Georgy
Vladimir Golovin ...
Old Man
Aleksey Vertkov ...
Young Lieutenant
Dmitriy Gotsdiner ...
Commander
Olga Shuvalova ...
Young prostitute
Maria Varsami ...
Maria
Boris Kamorzin ...
Truck driver
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Major from Moscow
Olga Kogut ...
The Major's Wife
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Odnoglazyy
Konstantin Shelestun ...
Teacher
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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 Ukraine 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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Quite overrated film
1 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three main issues = (1) Incredibly irritating to follow unless you know beforehand that the movie is composed of a series of short stories from different time periods. What adds to this problem is that the characters are mostly rough looking bearded Russians sometimes shot in dim light, therefore, it's hard to tell when a new character is being introduced or if it's the same rough looking bearded Russian as before. (2) The short stories themselves aren't really stories but a series of violent occurrences. (3) Since the film is not plot driven it must be making some type of statement or social commentary; unfortunately, that statements been made many times before in better fashion.


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