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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 »

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Sergey Solovev
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natan Eidelman Natan Eidelman ... Golos ot avtora (voice)
Anatoly Slivnikov ... Ambal
German Shorr German Shorr ... Chir
Ilya Ivanov Ilya Ivanov ... Shar
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Mayor
Viktor Tsoy Viktor Tsoy ... Viktor Tsoy
Sergei Ryzhenko Sergei Ryzhenko ... Sergey - skripka
Timur Novikov Timur Novikov ... Timur - klavishnye
Andrei Krisanov Andrei Krisanov ... Andrey - bas-gitara
Georgi Guryanov Georgi Guryanov ... Gustav - udarnye (as Gustav Guryanov)
Kirill Kozakov Kirill Kozakov ... Platon Zubov (as Kirill Kazakov)
Aleksandr Domogarov ... Aleksandr I
Dmitriy Dolinin Dmitriy Dolinin ... Pavel I
Andrei Khalyavin Andrei Khalyavin ... Boroda - sotrudnik KGB
Irena Kuksenaite Irena Kuksenaite ... Sputnitsa Borody
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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 assassination plot. Written by Andrew Obin <aobin@lehman.com>

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The Swimming scenes were shot in summer, so the snow on water and land is artificial. See more »


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Gorod zolotoy
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Music by Francesco da Milano
Lyrics by Aleksei Khvostenko and Anri Volohonsky
Performed by Akvarium
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A brave but mixed-up film
6 October 2018 | by JuguAbrahamSee all my reviews

"Assa" was a film that I was eagerly waiting to see after all the positive reviews. It is an important film as it represents the changes within Russia on the choice of subjects to film. It is a brave film for its time. One of the major characters in the film is an admirer of the music of Nick Cave, at a time when few would have known who he was.

But the film has a major problem. The director introduces a strange fact that Noah of the Bible uttered the word Assa after the floods receded--and there is no such evidence in the scriptures.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | French

Release Date:

April 1988 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Асса See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Krug, Mosfilm See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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