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My Joy (2010)

Schaste moe (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 30 September 2011 (USA)
A few days in the life of truck driver Georgi, which seems to be a never-ending nightmare, a spiral of violence and abuses of power.


Sergey Loznitsa


Sergey Loznitsa (screenplay)
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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
Danielius Sviridenko Danielius Sviridenko ... One-armed man


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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Adventure | Drama


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Referenced in Polkino: Vypusk 41 (2011) See more »


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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An interesting mess
15 October 2013 | by john-hanshawSee all my reviews

I don't think it's a 'social commentary' or a 'statement of the human condition' - it's a mess of a movie made by a potentially very skilled director who seems to get bored with the (admittedly rather boring) storyline and tarts it up in the last 40 minutes with a whole lot of disjointed events which we are left to piece together ourselves, however we may. Perhaps he couldn't think of a sufficiently clever ending and (just the same way as Picasso got bored with doing half-decent paintings) decided to let the New York Art House Set name it to be a work of intellectual brilliance (just in case it actually was). Worth watching for the Ukrainian scenery and faces and for masterful camera-work - but only once unless you want to learn the style.

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Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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$2,077, 2 October 2011

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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