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LanguageRussian
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Assa
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A film synonymous with perestroika, Assa is the cult classic which helped to bring Russian rock into the mainstream. It features cameos from iconic artists such as Viktor Tsoi and Yuri Kasparyan, with a soundtrack by Boris Grebenshchikov. Set in wintry Odessa, the film follows several plotlines, as a young musician who falls for a mobster’s mistress, and a parallel story involves an 18th-century assassination plot. Chaotic and experimental, the film is a heartfelt cry for change.

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Awards and Festivals
1989
Award Laurel
Nominee
Best Film
Fantasporto
1989
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Production Design
Nika Awards
Cast and Crew