Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how easy it is to become what we fear most.
Pusan International Film Festival
Did You Know?
Like the interviewed patients of the nursing home, Anna Sinyakina
appears at the beginning and at the end of the film. First she plays a nun who walks by the swamp, and then she is the girl who dances with Ragin at the New Year party. See more
Vladimir Vladimirovich Kozlov, born in 1979, on August 15.
For how many years have you lived here?
This is... the fifth year.
Where did you live before you came to this nursing home?
Version of Teletale: Ward Number Six
Performed by Laima Vaikule
Music by Igor Krutoy
(as I. Krutoy)
Lyrics by Viktor Pelenyagre (as V. Pelenyagre)
Played at the New Year party See more