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Junk (2006)

Zhest (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Babenko ... Marina (as Alyona Babenko)
Mikhail Efremov ... Kind Man, maniac
Vyacheslav Razbegaev ... Pavel
Anatoliy Belyy Anatoliy Belyy ... Aleksandr
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Terminator
Igor Savochkin Igor Savochkin ... Terminator
Yusup Bakhshiev Yusup Bakhshiev ... Lavrenti
Igor Lifanov Igor Lifanov ... Valentin
Elena Rufanova Elena Rufanova ... Zoika
Igor Chernevich ... Lyutik
Sergey Shakurov ... Head doctor
Ivan Urgant ... Ilya
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Naked man (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Renata Litvinova ... Naked man's wife
Emiliya Spivak Emiliya Spivak ... Lieutenant Tulskaya
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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

23 March 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Junk See more »

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Production Co:

MB Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was written in mid-90s with a low-budget art film in mind. See more »

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S.H.E.
Written by Chris Corner
Performed by IAMX
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Sort of like a modern "Alice in Wonderland" as written by a schizophrenic on Quaaludes!
16 June 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a super-stylish film and technically speaking, it's every bit as advanced as anything coming out of Hollywood--perhaps even more. The cinematography, much of the direction and special effects were pretty amazing. However, as for the story and characters, they were a complete muddled mess...at best.

The film is, in many ways, like a modern evil version of "Alice in Wonderland" but instead of the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the like, this one is replete with serial killers, pedophiles, rapists and a guy who supposedly has no face who walks about in a weird otherworldly mask. None of it particularly makes any sense and it's all unpleasantness from start to finish. In this case, Alice is Miranda--and everyone seems to be ready to kill or rape her. In the end, there is a bizarre surreal twist that really make you feel as if you've just watched a movie written by someone with schizophrenia AND who was using hard-core drugs. The overall effect is completely confusing, violent, nihilistic and nasty. Never mind the male full-frontal nudity, this film is like brain porn due to its repellence from start to finish. Could you tell I didn't like the film?! By the way, I should point out that "Zhest" is translated in the English subtitled version as "Junk"--how fitting.


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