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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Aleksandr Mosin Aleksandr Mosin ... Sanya aka Bandit
Oleg Garkusha ... Oleg
Yuriy Matveev Yuriy Matveev ... Yura
Alisa Shitikova Alisa Shitikova ... Alisa
Aleksey Balabanov ... 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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Storyline

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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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

13 December 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Me Too See more »

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Me too...
27 January 2013 | by akira-yamaokaSee all my reviews

..who doesn't want to find happiness? Even if it leads to roaming around the snow naked or dying for it?

I had the chance to view this at Rotterdam's international film festival and as the person introducing the film put it "it's the most personal film of the director".

It's a slow movie in my opinion, which could have shown so much more (more modern Russian life bits, more road movie staff), leading to a lot people around me, falling asleep.

In the end we find happiness dying...but the search of it could have been filmed in a more interesting way.


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