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DAU. Natasha (2020)

Natasha works in the canteen of a secret Soviet research institute. She drinks a lot, likes to talk about love and embarks on an affair. State security intervenes. A tale of violence that is as radical as it is provocative.
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Cast overview:
Natalia Berezhnaya ... Natasha
Olga Shkabarnya Olga Shkabarnya ... Olga
Vladimir Azhippo Vladimir Azhippo ... Azhippo
Alexei Blinov Alexei Blinov ... Prof. Blinov
Anatoliy Sidko Anatoliy Sidko ... Palych
Luc Bigé Luc Bigé ... Luc
Alexandr Bozhik Alexandr Bozhik
Valery Andreev Valery Andreev
Raisa Voloshchuk Raisa Voloshchuk


A tension-weary couple negotiate a path between defiance and compliance in a closed scientific Institute in Moscow at the beginning of the Cold War-during Stalin-era: Natasha runs the canteen of secret Soviet research institute. When the customers have all gone home, she gossips and bickers tensely with her younger assistant- the doctor's daughter Olga, who is too lazy to help clean up and mocks Natasha for a life wasted in the affair she has been having with a married man, Blinov. The two women have a surrogate mother-daughter relationship, very much love-hate, with at times a borderline-erotic intimacy. One evening, they get roaring drunk with all the scientists and apparatchiks who have come in to celebrate a sinister experiment in radiation conducted by a visiting French scientist Luc, who goes to bed with Natasha. And then, with a sickening inevitability, she is pulled in for questioning by the security services, in the form of hatchet-faced officer Azhippo. Written by Peter Bradshaw

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It is a good movie
31 October 2020 | by isotiliaSee all my reviews

It is a good demonstration of how an authoritarian government works. It is too long, but I loved the cenes

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27 February 2021 (Japan) See more »

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