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Ya tozhe khochu (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 13 December 2012 (Russia)
Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Credited cast:
Aleksandr Mosin Aleksandr Mosin ... Sanya aka Bandit
Oleg Garkusha ... Oleg the musician
Yuriy Matveev Yuriy Matveev ... Yura Matveev
Alisa Shitikova Alisa Shitikova ... Alisa the girl
Aleksey Balabanov ... Cinema Director
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viktor Gorbunov Viktor Gorbunov ... Old man
Vyacheslav Ivanov Vyacheslav Ivanov ... Bit part
Sergey Sholohov Sergey Sholohov ... Presenter
Dunya Smirnova ... Presenter
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A huge black SUV is rolling down a desolate summer road. In it are the Bandit, his friend Matthew with his old father, the Musician, and a beautiful girl. They are looking for the Bell Tower of Happiness which, according to rumors, is located somewhere between St. Petersburg and Uglich, near an abandoned nuclear power plant. The Bell Tower takes people away; not everyone, however. But each person in the huge black vehicle believes that he will be one of the chosen. Written by CTB.ru

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mirror
25 November 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

it can be a version of Stalker. same story of place, same search of the sense of existence. but Balabanov film remains different by Tarkovsky masterpiece. not for the difference of value or for the manner to present the story. but for its clothes.in this case, the film is a part of its director memory. not only because it is his last movie but because it represents essence of his art message. few people who desires make a dream real. a trip. and an answer. result - picture from a gray Russia. gray skin, gray soul. and strong need of innocence. for me, it is a religious film. a parable about salvation. a movie who has a lot of influences from Tchekov to Bergman but who has the courage to be an Alexei Balabanov creation. maybe, a form of his last will. a mirror - film. like many movies from East. a mirror with fugitive, fragile silhouettes, with a profound, powerful pray resonance, with traces of a society appetite for faith. after its end, the title sounds as cover of metamorphose. the desire who becomes duty. to be happy for to exist. a film who can be real useful for many of us.


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13 December 2012 (Russia) See more »

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