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My Joy (2010)

Schaste moe (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 30 September 2011 (USA)
The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked ... See full summary »

Director:

Sergey Loznitsa

Writer:

Sergey Loznitsa (screenplay)
6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Viktor Nemets Viktor Nemets ... Georgy
Vladimir Golovin ... Old Man
Aleksey Vertkov Aleksey Vertkov ... Young Lieutenant
Dmitriy Gotsdiner Dmitriy Gotsdiner ... Commander
Olga Shuvalova Olga Shuvalova ... Young prostitute
Maria Varsami Maria Varsami ... Maria
Boris Kamorzin ... Truck driver
Vlad Ivanov ... Major from Moscow
Olga Kogut Olga Kogut ... The Major's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergey Kolesov ... Odnoglazyy
Konstantin Shelestun Konstantin Shelestun ... Teacher
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Storyline

The story about a few days in the life of truck driver Georgi seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power. A man goes to work and on his way he is sucked into the everyday madness of his country, losing his health and memory in the process. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Germany | Ukraine | Netherlands

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,077, 2 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,457, 18 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Pozner: Andrey Zvyagintsev (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Wyidu ya za zapretku
Music by M. Polukha
Lyrics by M. Polukha
Performed by "Ori!Zona!"
From the album "O svobode"
Phonogram Kompaniya "Russkiy Shanson"
(c) Kompaniya "Russkiy Shanson"
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Beautiful Allegory
31 December 2016 | by akdubois-34734See all my reviews

This is a rich, beautiful, sad film. A really brilliant take on Putin's Russia. As for the critics who think it's a "mess" or doesn't have much to say, "POOH" to them. Again I have to say this: just because you don't understand something doesn't make it a bad work of art. I've noticed a lot of people on this website really lash out at films they don't understand. It doesn't make you look smart, believe me. I don't know if I fully understand what this movie is saying, not being from the Ukraine, but that just makes me want to re-watch this beautifully made film. It obviously isn't for people who need constant action or a Hollywood ending, but I think the world will survive without another film like that.


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