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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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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,457 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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Referenced in Pozner: Andrey Zvyagintsev (2011) See more »

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Zaraza, bros!
Music & Lyrics by Traditionell
Arrangement: V. Lizner
Performed by A. Dyumin
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Good camera/acting/casting work, but story got me confused half way
31 January 2011 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Regardless of the good casting, acting and camera work, I left at 2/3 of the running time. Same did 20 others before me. Yet, no real exodus was at hand. I left roughly 750 viewers behind, and I did see no restless moves of potential followers. Am I wrong??

The story began as advertised with a truck driver who has a long journey before him. He has to deal with a lot of people underway, all with no good intentions whatsoever. At first that seemed to be the intended framework for this movie: a series of adventures in different areas as building blocks, having the truck driver and his journey as binding element.

However, I got lost after 1 hour. New stories appeared with new people. The common denominator of showing people with bad intentions stayed the main theme throughout, but the connecting truck driver was missing. That got me confused. I am prepared to accept that I may have missed something essential.

Aforementioned main theme was depressing. Maybe there was a happy ending, or some moral to tie it all together. If so I missed it, due to my leaving early. So be it.


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