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ScriptAlexei Balabanov
CameraSergei Astakhov
DesignVera Zelinskaya,
Nadezhda Vasilieva,
Anatoli Glushak
ProducerOleg Botogov,
Sergei Selianov
CastSergei Makovetsky,
Victor Sukhorukov,
Dinara Drukarova,
Angelika Nevolina
ProductionCTB Film Company,
Soyuzkino
Length93'
Year1998
RUSSIA
1998, 93'

A Fortnight that Spans Fifty Years

OF FREAKS AND MEN
PRO URODOV I LYUDEY

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
The early 20th century. Two seemingly prosperous families. And mysterious Johan, the owner of the photo studio, the basement of which has been turned into a Marquis de Sade photo theatre. It produces postcards featuring debased naked bodies arousing lust and gleeful triumph of the ruling class. A photographer who can notice angelic curls and a charming smile in the girl’s face and the same photographer who insults the human body, turning into a pornographer. Over and over again Johan ruins the well-being of families, turning normal people into monsters overwhelmed by the vice.



ScheduleMy program

delete screening23 April 16:00, Zvezda, Hall 1

delete screening25 April 17:15, Multiplex Cinema October, Hall 10