Two mean and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth? From the meat market, to the president’s drinking habit or the Soviet cloning project, this allegory opposes different aspects of contemporary Russian society.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ilya Khrzhanovsky

Written by: Vladimir Sorokin

Produced by: Yelena Yatsura

Cinematography: Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev, Alexander Ilkhovsky, Sandor Berkesi

Editing: Igor Malakhov

Production Design: Shavkat Abdusalamov

Costume Design: Alexandra Timofeeva

Cast: Sergei Shnurov (Volodia), Yuri Laguta (Oleg), Marina Vovchenko (Marina)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2005