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Zerograd (1988)

Gorod Zero (original title)
An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this ... See full summary »

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Karen Shakhnazarov
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonid Filatov ... Aleksei Varakin
Oleg Basilashvili ... The Writer
Vladimir Menshov ... The Prosecutor
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... The Factory Director
Evgeniy Evstigneev ... The Museum Director
Aleksey Zharkov ... Investigator
Pyotr Shcherbakov ... The Mayor
Yuriy Sherstnyov ... The Waiter
Lena Zhanik ... The Secretary (as Yelena Arzhanik)
Tatyana Khvostikova Tatyana Khvostikova
Aleksandr Bespalyy
Yevgeni Zernov Yevgeni Zernov
Arkadi Ides Arkadi Ides
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Konovalova Olga Konovalova ... Liza
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Storyline

An engineer in charge of the production line of a factory in Moscow is sent to a small town to try to specify the distributor the new dimensions of a mechanic part they need. But in this town everybody seems to be crazy (a secretary who works naked, a group of people take the engineer as a rock & roll player, etc) and, in addition, this man is witness of a suicide, so he is trapped inside the town. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Official submission of Soviet Union for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 62th Academy Awards in 1990. See more »

Soundtracks

(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock
Written by James E. Myers (as Jimmy De Knight) and Max Freedman (as Max C. Freedman)
Performed by Bill Haley and the Comets (as Bill Haley and His Comets)
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Story of everybody life
4 November 2010 | by maltianSee all my reviews

This movie is a fable of our life - we eventually - every single of us - few exceptions happen, arrive to unknown place and get trapped there to never - most of us break free. And the rest of our life we spend watching without any disbelief at idiocy and absurd around us and abandoning any hope to take a train to Moscow. This movie is Checkov's Cherry Orchard retold in today's words with memory of absurd history of XX cent. So sweet for a Western heart explanation of Soviet system as "oppressive communist regime" has nothing to do with reality - oppression was not coming from KGB, it was in the hopeless idiotism, status quo, absolute stagnation. Sci Fi experiment, the one word which describes the life in USSR is "boring". We know that without sensory inputs, deprived of them our brain starts to generate illusions. This is what you see in this "movie", I put it in commas because for me it is not a fiction movie, it is a documentary.


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Official Sites:

Mosfilm [rus]

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

18 October 1989 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

City Zero See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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