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Mournful Unconcern (1987)

Skorbnoye beschuvstviye (original title)
Family and friends gather in a decadent house to party. Despite their delusive distinction a raw passion for sex and violence comes to light.

Director:

Aleksandr Sokurov

Writers:

George Bernard Shaw (play), Yuriy Arabov (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ramaz Chkhikvadze ... Captain Shotover
Alla Osipenko ... Ariadna
Irina Sokolova ... Nanny Guinness
Tatyana Yegorova ... Gessiona
Vladimir Zamanskiy ... Madzini
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Family and friends gather in a decadent house to party. Despite their delusive distinction a raw passion for sex and violence comes to light.

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Genres:

Drama

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Shot in 1983, this movie was released only in 1987. See more »

Connections

Featured in Elegiya (1987) See more »

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A heavy Chekovian version of "The King of Hearts"
18 February 2001 | by maple-2See all my reviews

Without subtitles, it was difficult to follow this Russian version of "The King of Hearts", not as whimsical but another juxtaposition of the madness of World War I and the clarity of the asylum. The focus of this film is the set of relationships in the asylum which are not entirely bound by conventions from the outside world. Frequent images of Africans, Asians and fleeing animals seemed heavy handed distractions from a potentially more effective critique of the human condition. The theme music from 1930's jazz and 1950's pop culture, so obviously out of place in the World War I period, was an effective addition to the craziness of the film.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

April 1987 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Anaesthesia Psychica Dolorosa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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