6.4/10
379
2 user 1 critic

Luna Park (1992)

Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Taksi-Blyuz (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ivan is old Russia: thick, dour, hard-working, often brutish; he misses Communism. He drives a taxi and one night meets Alexi, a new Russian, a musician, an alcoholic, irresponsible. Alexi ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Pyotr Zaychenko, Vladimir Kashpur
Ostrov (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev
Dirizhyor (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The conductor goes with the orchestra to Jerusalem to execute the oratorio "Passion according to St.Matthew". But tours are wrapped in the tragedy. The black sun of Jerusalem unmasks with ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Vladas Bagdonas, Inga Strelkova-Oboldina, Karen Badalov
Dama Pik (2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man is intrigued by the story of woman who loses everything in a card game and finds a win it all back.

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Kseniya Rappoport, Ivan Yankovskiy, Igor Mirkurbanov
Ligne de vie (1996)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Philippe meets the beautiful Oksana during a long layover in Moscow. Unfortunately, Oksana is the granddaughter of a murderous mafia don looking to trap a French speaking man to pull off a massive con.

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Vincent Perez, Tatyana Cherkasova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
Svadba (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The beautiful Tanya returns to her small mining town, after supposedly working as a model in Moscow. She decides to marry her shy school sweetheart Mishka, who now works in the mine. The ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Marat Basharov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Panin
Tsar (2009)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 16th-century Russia in the grip of chaos, Ivan the Terrible strongly believes he is vested with a holy mission. Believing he can understand and interpret the signs, he sees the Last ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Oleg Yankovskiy, Ramilya Iskander
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrey Krasko
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them.

Director: Georgiy Daneliya
Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Aleksei Loktev, Galina Polskikh
Luna Park (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Alexia Bissett, ex actress turned producer, lives in New York where she now produces gay cinema. After being called to take care of a situation which involves her young mute brother Christi... See full summary »

Director: Steven Vasquez
Stars: Laura Reilly, Michael Brent, Taylor Caldwell
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a surreal puzzler, this story of a fantasy lived by a disparate group of men captures the visual imagination with its images and leaves a large question mark in the meantime. A rare ... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Abdrashitov
Stars: Oleg Borisov, Sergey Shakurov, Sergey Nikonenko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Pavel Lungin
Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Leonid Kanevskiy, Sergey Garmash
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Naoum Kheifitz
Andrei Gutin ...
Andrei
...
Alyona
...
Aunt
Mikhail Golubovich ...
Mute guy
...
Boris Ivanovich
Tatyana Lebedkova ...
Prostitute
Aleksandr Savin ...
Saniok
Rita Gladunko ...
Dairywoman
Igor Zolotovitskiy ...
Restaurant owner
Inga Ilm ...
Girl
Vadim Pashkov ...
Piton (as V. Pashkov)
Kirill Pushkov ...
Gigan
Aleksandr Zaldostanov ...
Leader of the rockers
Aleksandr Zakharkin ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian living in Moscow, rather than an Afghanistan war hero, he traces him down in order to kill him. But the intriguing father and his "reactionary" lifstyle soon fascinates Andrei which leads to a clash with his gang. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Lunapark  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An anti-semite comes to terms with his Jewish ancestry
8 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This French-Russian production is a visually stark and potent film about life in post-Soviet (and pre-Putin) Russia. The main character is Andrei, a young, anti-semitic Muscovite bodybuilder who is the leader of a gang whose goals is showing brute Russian strength. They live in Luna Park, an amusement park, a place of wild rollercoasters and distorting mirrors, where they regularly beat up on "non-Russians," the foreigners and Jews who come there. During a drunken confessional, a close relative tells Andrei that his father is a Jew and still alive in Moscow.

This fact turns Andrei's life upside-down, partly out of revulsion from whom he is descended, and partly because he wants to know (and be) with his father, and he must someway reconcile himself with this with discovery.

The film is not one necessarily of thoughtful, quiet introspection, but of hijinx, clashes, and turmoil, and interactions. Andrei vacillates between his role as the participatory leader of a brutal gang, and that of a son learning about his father. Without giving away too much information, Luna Park, the amusement park where the action begins, is where the climax happens, and is a metaphor for Russia and what it has to face.

"Luna Park" may not be a pretty film. There's the ugly side to the human nature depicted in the skinheads brutal actions and the decay of Russian society blamed on "non-Russians." But the majority of the film regards Oleg's journey and transformation as he gets to know his father, and this is the rewarding, and ultimately beautiful side of the film.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page