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(2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | October 2005 (Russia)
Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »

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Ilya Khrzhanovskiy
12 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Yuriy Laguta Yuriy Laguta ... Oleg / Meat Merchant
Marina Vovchenko Marina Vovchenko ... Marina / Prostitute
Sergey Shnurov ... Volodya / Piano tuner
Andrei Kudriashov Andrei Kudriashov ... Bartender
Konstantin Murzenko Konstantin Murzenko ... Marat
Anatoliy Adoskin ... Oleg's Father
Shavkat Abdusalamov Shavkat Abdusalamov ... Meat Processing Plant Manager
Aleksei Khvostenko Aleksei Khvostenko ... Ageless Man
Irina Vovchenko Irina Vovchenko ... Sonya / Marina's friend
Svetlana Vovchenko Svetlana Vovchenko ... Vera / Marina's friend
Natalya Tetenova Natalya Tetenova ... Sveta
Leonid Fyodorov Leonid Fyodorov ... Sergey
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Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while each regales the others with made-up biographies. Oleg claims to work in President Putin's administration, supplying him with bottled water and his wife with liquor; Marina passes herself off as a marketing executive; and Volodya, the infamous lead singer of the rock group Leningrad, as a geneticist who clones twins (two times two makes four, again) in a laboratory that has been engaged in these experiments since the days of Stalin. After they separate, these fantasy realities, especially Volodya's, begin to dominate their everyday lives.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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The most weird thing
21 July 2005 | by ludovic391See all my reviews

I've seen this film some weeks ago. When i came out of the room, I was disturbed. The first hour is pleasant, showing us a funny conversation between three persons who are tying to create something interesting about their being. Then, the long trip in the strange land where degenerated old ladies live is mind shocking, repetitive and hard to see. But the effect is clear. When you felt the isolation, the promiscuity watching Dogville, Chetyre gives you the same medication with a ten times harder concentration. A few weeks after seeing it, you keep a clear and screeching memory. This film is an experience, it brings something different, some points of view are bothering, but a strange feeling added to gorgeous landscape remain in your head after seeing it.


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Language:

Russian

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October 2005 (Russia) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,815, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$20,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,523
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1.66 : 1
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