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The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992)

Son smeshnogo cheloveka (original title)
Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" tells the story of a desperate man disenchanted with the world and at the verge of committing suicide. But when a little girl comes his way ... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksandr Petrov

Writers:

Fyodor Dostoevsky (story), Aleksandr Petrov (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" tells the story of a desperate man disenchanted with the world and at the verge of committing suicide. But when a little girl comes his way asking for help, he changes his mind. Back at his home, he falls asleep and dreams about strange revealing things that somehow put everything into a new perspective. And then comes the questioning: the visions were just another dream or something real? Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

October 1992 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Le rêve d'un homme ridicule See more »

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16th MF of the animated films "Sinanima'92", Espinho (Portugal) - First Prize in its category. See more »

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Absolutely stunning
19 June 2018 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

A brilliant adaptation of a Dostoevsky story done using mindblowing animated narrative. The complex themes of the story are used to explore the possibilities of the type of animation used in creating a dream and/or nightmare of the human condition. This short film talks a lot in its 20-minute runtime that many films fail to do in hours.


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