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Sobache serdtse (1988)

Professor Preobrazhensky and his colleague place some human parts into a dog named Sharik. Soon the dog transforms into a human.

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... Professor Filipp Filippovich Preobrazhensky
Vladimir Tolokonnikov ... Poligraf Poligrafovich Sharikov
... Dr. Bormenthal
... Schwonder
... Darya Petrovna
Evgeniy Kuznetsov ... Pestrukhin
Olga Melikhova ... Zinochka
... Fyodor
Anzhelika Nevolina
Natalya Fomenko
Ivan Ganzha
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Old Prof. Preobrazhensky and his young colleague Dr. Bormental inserted the human's hypophysis into a dog's brain. Couple of weeks later the dog became "human looking". The main question is "Is anybody who is looking like a man, A REAL MAN?" Written by Eugene Lilitko <gene@ks.botik.ru>

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20 November 1988 (Soviet Union)  »

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Heart of a Dog  »

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The best movie I ever seen
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No words to describe this movie because it genius and fantastic! I recommend it for everybody! Must see from 10 y.o. and older. Need to read M.A.Bulgakov before. So I don't now what to write more, just cite: Despite its short size, this book has endless layers. On the surface, it is a hilariously sad story about a science experiment gone very wrong in the direction that its creator did not quite anticipate, and all the funny antics of the newly created sorta-human Sharikov. Yes, that includes obsessive and funny cat-chasing even when the dog becomes "human".

On the other level, it is a cautionary warning about what happens when power falls in the hands of those who should not be allowed to yield it, and the dangers and pitfalls of the system that allows that to happen. Yes, that includes an easy step from killing cats to pointing guns at real people, and demanding sex in exchange for keeping a job, and of course the ultimate evil that was to penetrate the fabric of the years to come - writing denunciations for little else than petty personal gains.


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