A contemporary teen movie, it's best described as a Russian version of "American Pie". Igor Tyulenev, nicknamed "Tyulen" ("seal" in Russian), is a naive young freshman in college desperate to lose his virginity. He relies on his friends, especially his Cassanova-like roommate, for help and advice in finding love.
With a talented ensemble cast, the film provides a hip and comedic glimpse at life and love among young Russians today. The soundtrack is also entertaining, with popular Russian bands, including Chicherina.
Though it follows a similar formula to American teen movies, it is distinctly Russian --a little darker than its American counterpart.
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