Zhmurki (2005)

Fri Oct 12, 2007

I watched this sparkler last night, perhaps on some half-remembered reference from a David Remnick column, I don’t know. Gussie Fink-Nottle, and Karloff, two aspiring goons, misadventure, and eventually stake some heroin legit to Moscow Centre for currency speculation.

Two Cheery, Cerebral Characters from Zhmurki (2005), Aleksei
Balabanov
dir.

I believe a nationalist line might be inferred from the kino, with the casual brutality and racism the object lesson of the classroom in the beginning, etc.