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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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Cast

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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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. 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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Chelovek iz tyurmy
Music by A. Fedorkova
Lyrics by M. Tanich
Performed by "Lesopoval"
(c) A. Fedorkov, M. Tanich under license of Ltd "Pervoc Muzykalnoc Izdatelstvo"
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Brilliant, bleak film
15 October 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Certainly one of the best films of the year, MY JOY depicts the journey of a truck driver through contemporary Russia. The journey is full of detours, some of which take in scenes from the past, from 60 years or so ago, in the time of World War Two. In beautiful, lyrical mise-en-scene, the director shows scenes of brutality, rudeness, corruption and violence; this is a poetical portrayal of ugliness... Whether it is intended as a depiction of the brutality of conditions in contemporary Russia, or whether it is intended more as a general portrait of the human condition is not entirely clear to me, but, whatever it is, this is strong, haunting film-making, skillfully depicting a disjointed world of violence and degradation.


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