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Country of the Deaf (1998)

Strana glukhikh (original title)
Alyosha has a gambling problem and his girlfriend becomes a stripper to help pay off his debt.
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Cast overview:
Chulpan Khamatova ... Rita
Dina Korzun ... Yaya
Maksim Sukhanov ... Svinya ("The Pig")
Nikita Tyunin Nikita Tyunin ... Alyosha
Aleksandr Yatsko ... The Albino
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Landlord
Pavel Poymalov ... Mao (as Pavel Paymalov)
Sergey Yushkevich ... Nuna
Alexey Diakov ... Molodoy (as Aleksey Dyakov)
Andrei Dubovsky


Alyosha has a gambling problem and his girlfriend becomes a stripper to help pay off his debt.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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When Rita is walking on the deck of the casino-boat to meet Alyosha, the camera shadow is visible. See more »


Svinya: This woman is mine!
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More than just a criminal drama
8 May 2001 | by RomyNLSee all my reviews

This film proved to me that the fashion for Iranian and Chinese movies will be replaced by growing interest towards Russian cinematography quite soon. Strana Glukhikh is such a pure and sincere description of a modern Russian life, that you do not even notice some slow-down's in the movie's plot in the middle. Dina Korzun is just fantastic. Watch her on the covers of magazines in couple years! Chulpan Khamatova is reserved but very exact in her acting. But the highlight of the movie is a soundtrack. I did not hear such a life-confirming music for quite a long time. Indeed, this is not a criminal drama as some can think. It is a touching story of people fighting for their happiness told in very warm and sincere words.

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Russia | France

Release Date:

21 July 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les silencieuses See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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