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Three Stories (1997)

Tri istorii (original title)
A man goes to see his former schoolmate working at a boiler house and persuades him to burn in the furnace the corpse of his communal flat neighbor whom he has just murdered after a quarrel... See full summary »

Director:

Kira Muratova
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Complete credited cast:
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Tikhomirov
Leonid Kushnir ... Gena
Zhan Daniel ... Venya
Renata Litvinova ... Ofelia
Ivan Okhlobystin ... Doctor
Oleg Tabakov ... Old Man
Liliya Murlykina ... Girl
Aleksandra Svenskaya ... Ofelia's Mother
Aleksey Shevchenkov ... Homosexual
Natalya Buzko ... Girl refusing to take her baby
Albina Skarga ... Nurse Albina
Elvira Khomyuk Elvira Khomyuk ... Nurse Elvira
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A man goes to see his former schoolmate working at a boiler house and persuades him to burn in the furnace the corpse of his communal flat neighbor whom he has just murdered after a quarrel. An orphaned girl gets a job in the archives of the maternity home to find out the identity of her mother who abandoned her years earlier. She finds her, befriends her and takes the first opportunity to throw her into the sea. An old intellectual tries to explain to the neighbor's five-year-old daughter "all the abomination of her lumpen existence". The girl feeling hurt for her mother decides to poison the old man with arsenic. Written by NTV-PROFIT <ntvprofit@glasnet.ru>

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The film is dedicated to the memory of Russian director Sergey Gerasimov. See more »

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Tales of Kira Muratova
8 March 2020 | by dmitri-batuevSee all my reviews

"Three Stories" is a crime film by the genius Kira Muratova. A criminal parable with Chekhov's dialogs and Shakespeare's passions. Three stories of relations between men and women with a tragic but logical ending. Renata Litvinova finally confirmed her status as a truly Muratova actress. As always, Oleg Tabakov's game is brilliant.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Russia | Ukraine

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

13 March 1997 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Grustnye istorij See more »

Filming Locations:

Odessa, Ukraine

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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