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The plot is set in modern Moscow, in the 1990s, with "New Russians", Hummer H1 jeeps, bribery, violence, truck fulls of tinned stew as a dowry, etc.

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Roman Kachanov
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Count Myshkin
Ivan Okhlobystin ... Parfyon Rogozhin
Anna Buklovskaya Anna Buklovskaya ... Nastasya Filippovna
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Ferdyshchenko
Mikhail Vladimirov Mikhail Vladimirov ... Ganya Ivolgin
Jerzy Stuhr ... Gen. Ivolgin
Valentina Sharykina ... Gen. Ivolgina
Galina Kashkovskaya Galina Kashkovskaya ... Varya Ivolgina
Juozas Budraitis ... Gen. Yepanchin
Barbara Brylska ... Elizaveta Prokofievna Yepanchina
Elena Kotelnikova Elena Kotelnikova ... Aglaya
Artemiy Troitskiy Artemiy Troitskiy ... Totsky
Andrey Vasilev Andrey Vasilev ... Guard
Evgeniy Rudin Evgeniy Rudin ... Taxi Driver
Elena Kondulaynen ... Aleksandra
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The plot is set in modern Moscow, in the 1990s, with "New Russians", Hummer H1 jeeps, bribery, violence, truck fulls of tinned stew as a dowry, etc.

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 May 2001 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Down House See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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One of the most eccentric movies I've ever seen
9 July 2008 | by mmambetSee all my reviews

I do like this movie.

It's mad and cranky; style of humor is a bit English. Main line and idea was taken from novel by Dostoevsky but this is mostly improvisation not just a movie shot after the book. It's deep philosophical and groovy at the time; you may see this movie like something easy-watching or like a movie that you will think about.

I can also said that this is quite black movie, sometimes it is too spiteful (at least for me). But at the same time this movie is about love.

So I think that this is highly recommended movie for every philosophical person in the world.

And I am giving it clear 10 of 10.


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