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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... See more »

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Aleksey Agranovich
Olga Dibtseva
Vilma Kutaviciute
Artem Volobuev
Semyon Shteynberg
Artem Grigoryev ...
K.G.B. agent
Daniel Shifrin
Vera Idova
Kristians Karelins
Alexander Marin

Directed by

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Mikhail Idov

Written by

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Mikhail Idov ... ()

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Artemio Benki ... co-producer
Aija Berzina ... co-producer / producer
Alise Gelze ... co-producer
Artyom Vasilev ... executive producer / producer

Cinematography by

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Alexander Surkala

Film Editing by

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Michal Lánsky

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Brano Danis ... colorist
Andrea Shaffer ... executive in charge of post-production

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Anastasia Smekalova

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Aivars Zukovskis

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Aleksandr Osipov

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Madara Kalnina ... production manager

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Jurgis Tubelis ... first assistant director

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Martin Jílek ... re-recording mixer

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Inna Kelembet ... visual effects coordinator

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Pavel Proisl ... key grip
Siim-Kaarel Saluri ... steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Darja Lacinova ... extras casting assistant

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Laura Melke ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Юморист (Russia)
  • The Humorist (World-wide, English title)
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  • 100 min
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Budget EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

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