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The Humorist (2019)

Yumorist (original title)
The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

Director:

Michael Idov

Writer:

Michael Idov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuri Kolokolnikov
Vilma Kutaviciute
Polina Aug
Alisa Khazanova
Anatoliy Kotenyov
Olga Dibtseva Olga Dibtseva
Aleksey Agranovich Aleksey Agranovich
Pavel Ilin
Artem Grigoryev Artem Grigoryev ... K.G.B. agent
Semyon Shteynberg Semyon Shteynberg
Kristians Karelins Kristians Karelins
Daniel Shifrin Daniel Shifrin
Vera Idova Vera Idova
Artem Volobuev Artem Volobuev
Alexander Marin Alexander Marin
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Storyline

The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB "patronage," and his own insecurities. Finally, the comedian snaps and - armed with the exotic American notion of "insult humor" - takes his revenge.

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Biography | Drama

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Ivanushki International (2020) See more »

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Trivial
8 October 2020 | by agofSee all my reviews

A dull film about nothing much. Even Prazdnik and The Death of Stalin were more on point.


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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Riga, Latvia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,743
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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