ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid eighties. A young musician (Bananan) falls for mobster's (Krymov) young mistress (Alika). The parallel story line involves an 18th century... See full summary »
In fact, people who then appear around Mitya are all unique, eccentric and the space of the apartment house begins to have an unrealistic character as a miniature of unstable society in the end of Soviet Union.
1944. Mr. B.K. hates Nazi and wants to leave Germany for Columbia where his brother lives. He decides that there's nothing wrong to serve the Reich secret police in order to achieve this ... See full summary »
Ilya Semenovich Melnikov is a history teacher in an ordinary Soviet high school. He is a very good teacher and his students and colleagues treat him with a great deal of respect. However, ... See full summary »
Moro returns to Alma Ata to collect money owed to him. While waiting out an unexpected delay, he visits his former girlfriend Dina, and discovers she has become a morphine addict. He ... See full summary »
The story of a young man experiencing an existential journey. It is not about the other characters per se, but rather, what these characters bring to Mitya's experience. Mitya's experience is in contrast to what is going on around him in the physical sense.
Girl - "femme fatal" in age of about 14 - Ergolina (sumptuous young actress Tatyana Drubich) is absolutely convincing though everything is quite virgin. The hero of the movie - youth 14 years old too - try to understand the nature of Love on the background of real nature as scene is summer camp ("Soviet pioneer's camp" - like scout camp). The action is slow similar to Russian summer itself, but it is advantage here: the psychological effect (empathy) is accelerated and is picked up. Film contains "chapters": from "Sunstroke" in the beginning towards "Education of Feeling" in the end and all these are metaphors of the Love.
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