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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... See full summary »

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Cast

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
Anatoli Adoskin ... Oleg's Father
Shavkat Abdusalamov Shavkat Abdusalamov ... Meat-Processing Plant Manager
Aleksei Khvostenko Aleksei Khvostenko ... Ageless Man
Irina Vovchenko Irina Vovchenko ... Sonya
Svetlana Vovchenko Svetlana Vovchenko ... Vera
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. Written by lament

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Russia | Netherlands

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

October 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Chetyre See more »

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Filmocom,Hubert Bals Fund See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Brilliant!
15 February 2006 | by PravilovSee all my reviews

Strangiest movie that brings us back to so-called "parallel cinematograph" that used to be in ex-USSR in 80-s. Wonderful hand camera (long and wide views at the same tome), actor playing, "parallel" artifacts and so on will definitely bring you a lot of pleasure, especially for those who used to live in that country. See also: - "Nastroyschik" by Kira Muratova; - some early movies by Yufit like "Daddy, Santa Claus is dead". What is something exceptional is its sound - full of screaming birds, industrial sounds. It pressed me down to feel the movie as i needed to feel it. Actor ensemble also deserves to be granted, specifically Shurov - leader of punk-ska band "Leningrad".

This is what we really can call "new Russian cinema".

My best recommendations!


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