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Of Freaks and Men (1998)

Pro urodov i lyudey (original title)
Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Yohan
Dinara Drukarova Dinara Drukarova ... Liza
Anzhelika Nevolina ... Ekaterina Kirillovna (as Lika Nevolina)
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Victor Ivanovich
Alyosha Dyo Alyosha Dyo ... Kolia (as Dyo Alyosha)
Chingiz Tsydendambayev Chingiz Tsydendambayev ... Tolia
Vadim Prokhorov Vadim Prokhorov ... Putilov
Aleksandr Mezentsev ... Doctor Stasov
Igor Shibanov Igor Shibanov ... Engineer Radlov
Darya Yurgens ... Grunia (as Darya Lesnikova)
Tatyana Polonskaya Tatyana Polonskaya ... Dariya
Olga Straumit Olga Straumit ... Nurse
Richard Bogutskii Richard Bogutskii ... Notary
Valeri Krishtapenko ... Owner of photographic studio
Evgeniy Erokhin Evgeniy Erokhin ... Priest
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Dariya the maid getting a boy to touch her large breast is just one incident that occurs when Yohan and Victor infiltrate two families, forcing young Liza and blind Ekaterina to appear in porn, but they are not so innocent themselves.

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Comedy | Drama | History

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Soundtracks

Leaf from an Album (Lyric Pieces, Opus 12)
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Arranged by Vladimir Radcenkov
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Of freaks and film
9 August 2003 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Very odd Russian film, with a modern, almost postmodern theme (concerning Siamese twins and pornography), but set in the early years of the twentieth century and shot in a faux-naive style that one might almost believe was that of films from this period, if one was not aware of what they were really like. There's much to enjoy: the beautiful sepia photography (of the Russian winter, and of eyeballs); great facial acting; the downright oddness of plot, scene composition characterisation and movement; the sudden discontinuities, and the semi-random, peculiarly worded captions. Hardly a movie in the traditional sense, but still a work of art.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1998 (Russia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

St. Petersburg, Russia See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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