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Shapito-shou: Lyubov i druzhba (2011)

It is a movie-riddle, a movie-joke, a movie-labyrinth. 4 parts and 4 travels to the sea, 4 crossed short stories: Love, Friendship, Respect and Cooperation. Heroes of each of the short ... See full summary »

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Sergey Loban

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Marina Potapova
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Avignon Jim Avignon ... Avignon
Stas Baretskiy Stas Baretskiy ... The owner chapiteau
Dmitriy Bogdan Dmitriy Bogdan ... Actor
Stepan Devonin Stepan Devonin ... Son
Yuliya Govor Yuliya Govor ... Reporter
Sergei Kuzmenko Sergei Kuzmenko ... Roma-Legend
Anton Kuznetsov Anton Kuznetsov ... Soundman
Andrei Loshak Andrei Loshak ... editor of the talk show 'Price of Life'
Pyotr Mamonov ... Father
Dmitry Novikov Dmitry Novikov ... Cameraman
Sergey Pakhomov
Aleksey Podolskiy Aleksey Podolskiy ... Cyberwanderer
Sergei Popov Sergei Popov ... Popov Sergei
Darya Spiridonova
Vera Strokova Vera Strokova ... Vera
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It is a movie-riddle, a movie-joke, a movie-labyrinth. 4 parts and 4 travels to the sea, 4 crossed short stories: Love, Friendship, Respect and Cooperation. Heroes of each of the short stories arrive to seaside town, and go through turning fragments of their life. Fragments develop almost synchronously - someone goes mad of love, someone suffers as cannot be understood by friends, someone tries to win father's respect, and someone - to enter into cooperation with partners. As in life, when everyone sees themselves as the center of their own drama, heroes of "Chapiteau" are heroes in their own story, while in other people's stories they are sometimes hardly visible characters. Stories are full of tragic pathos - but this is the way everyone goes through personal drama, when from outside it looks even ridiculous. The more serious character is, the more comic he behaves. Love, Friendship, Respect, Cooperation - colors in which the life, its walls are painted. Going from one strip to ... Written by SVOI 2000

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapiteau Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$696,511
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Brilliant film
31 May 2012 | by shuseiSee all my reviews

Honestly, I haven't expected from the creators of rather experimental independent "Pyl" such a high artistic and at the same time entertaining film. "Shapito-shou" is so-called "art-house"film and "a film for wide audience" at the same time.

4 stories told successively but in fact developing at the same time, contain so deep and controversial meanings. Story named "Love" is not about love but about difficulty or impossibility of it. That can also be said concerning the following "Friendship", "Respect" and "Collaboration".

At first the film seems a typical "film for youth", romantic comedy developing during a summer vacation at Yalta. But as it turns out to be a nightmare or hallucination of people who are alienated and incapable of living with "love" and other human virtues listed by authors. The director Sergei Loban cites and makes parodies from many images and personalities of Cinema History and Soviet-Russia culture-from Victor Tsoi to Eisenshtein(an old video operator is named "Sergei Mikhailovich" ). Although one can find in its style rather apparent influence from Fellini and Lynch, Loban's self-control as an director is kept from the first to the last moments of the film.

Shortly, this film is "must see" for those who are interested in Russian cinema and for serious movie lovers.


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