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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 overview, first billed only:
Natan Eidelman Natan Eidelman ... Narrator (voice)
Anatoly Slivnikov ... Ambal
German Shorr German Shorr ... Chir
Ilya Ivanov Ilya Ivanov ... Shar
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Major
Viktor Tsoy Viktor Tsoy ... Himself
Sergei Ryzhenko Sergei Ryzhenko ... Himself
Timur Novikov Timur Novikov ... Himself
Andrei Krisanov Andrei Krisanov ... Himself
Georgi Guryanov Georgi Guryanov ... Himself (as G. Guryanov)
Kirill Kozakov Kirill Kozakov ... Platon Zubov
Aleksandr Domogarov ... Alexander I
Dmitriy Dolinin Dmitriy Dolinin ... Paul I
Andrei Khalyavin Andrei Khalyavin ... Boroda
Irena Kuksenaite Irena Kuksenaite ... Boroda's Companion
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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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Country:

Soviet Union

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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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Production Co:

Krug,Mosfilm See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Followed by Dom pod zvyozdnym nebom (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Gorod zolotoy
Music by Francesco da Milano
Lyrics by Aleksei Khvostenko and Anri Volokhonsky
Performed by Akvarium
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Decent artsy love drama with mob complications
1 April 2005 | by a-a-dSee all my reviews

However, the ONLY reason that most Russians saw this movie is Viktor Tsoy, credited in the titles. Actually, it was more of a cameo appearance. Absolute rock legend Tsoy made this film's success, especially after his accidental and mysterious death soon after release.

For fans : his appearance within the film lasts about 30 seconds. However, there is a stunning piece of live concert footage playing in the background during the end credits.

The film IS quite decent, although the plot is rather confusing. Personally, however, I spent the entire movie waiting for Tsoy to appear, as he was credited as if he was in the main cast. In fact, his first appearance is AFTER the dramatic finale... And has little if anything to do with the plot. This may have something to do with the fact that, besides his brilliant music career, he got an actor of the year award for the film 'Igla' (The Needle).

Basically, his casting is a scam --- to get a star into the cast to draw young audiences. He participated to support the lead actor, a close friend.


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