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Living with an Idiot (1993)

Zhizn s idiotom (original title)
The main character is an intellectual from Russia, who sees it as his duty to bring an idiot from an mental institution to his house. He can pick someone out, after bribing the boss of the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Anzhelika Nevolina
Anatoli Romantsov Anatoli Romantsov
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viktor Bychkov
Viktor Khozyainov Viktor Khozyainov
Sergey Migitsko
Viktor Mikhailov Viktor Mikhailov ... Storozh v psikhushke
Viktor Mikhaylov
Aleksey Poluyan
Olga Samoshina Olga Samoshina
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The main character is an intellectual from Russia, who sees it as his duty to bring an idiot from an mental institution to his house. He can pick someone out, after bribing the boss of the institution, with two bottles of vodka. He chooses Vova, at first sight a silly man, and takes him home. His wife is at first not very happy with this choice. Vova says and does nothing at all. Then he becomes an aggressive man, who terrorises the house and bashes everything to pieces. After she is raped by Vova, the wife gets sexually dependant on the Idiot. Vova isn't interested anymore, when she gets pregnant and doesn't keep the baby. The idiot goes now to the intellectual for his sexual needs. The wife can't take this anymore and forces her man to take a choice: Vova out, or she will go. Written by ZOO-9 <b.vanrijnsoever@student.kun.nl>

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Comedy

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

24 November 1994 (Netherlands) See more »

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Living with an Idiot See more »

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Strange and idiotic film
21 May 1999 | by fkarstenSee all my reviews

Certainly not a mainstream movie. Never will be too. Quite enjoyable though. A Russian intellectual, living together with his wife, takes an idiot from an asylum and starts living with him. As can be imagined, this doesn't go about smoothly. Not enough room in the house for three people but enough room in the script for strange and funny scenes. The maker of the film seems to say something in this film about the Russian psyche and Russian intellectuals. I didn't get it really but I can imagine the Russian psyche is a bit mixed up.


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