Gorod Zero

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Karen Shakhnazarov, the director of Anna Karenina (2017) belonged to the young talents of the cinema of change in the former Soviet Union during the 1980's. The comedy Gorod Zero (Zerograd) is one of the best examples of those years. The film is refreshing in that it thinks through the absurdities of the Soviet everyday life and it shows that the path that was called perestroika back then, has to be a long one.

Moscow engineer Alexey Varakin visits a small town on a business trip, where his adventures begin. He meets a naked secretary at a local factory, a prosecutor who wants to commit a crime and other strange characters. The film was selected as the Soviet entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards.

Festivals & awards

Golden Hugo at 25th Chicago Film Festival for best international feature film in 1989

Silver prize at Valladolid International Film Festival in 1988

European Science Fiction Society Award for best author and screenwriter in Soviet Union at Eurocon, 1989 in San Marino

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Credits

Original Title
Gorod Zero
Title
Gorod Zero
Directed by
Karen Schachnasarow - Shakhnazarov
Country
Russia
Year
1989
Screenplay
Aleksandr Borodyanskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov
Film Editing
Lidiya Milioti
Soundtrack
Eduard Artemev
Cinematography
Nikolay Nemolyaev
Sound
Igor Mayorov
Costumes
Vera Romanova
Production Design
Lyudmila Kusakova
Production
Mosfilm
Formats
Blu-ray, DCP
Runtime
103 min.
Language
Russisch/d + f + i
Cast
Leonid Filatov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladimir Menshov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Evgeniy Evstigneev, Yuriy Sherstnyov, Lena Zhanik

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