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Time Time100 mins
LanguageRussian
The Humorist
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Moscow, 1984, the USSR is coming to an end. Boris Arkadiev is a popular stand up comedian, his large Moscow apartment demonstrative of his status and good relations with the KGB. However, Boris is insecure. He struggles to continue entertaining against his own inner feelings, Jewish faith and killer sense of humour.

Directed by Michael Idov |
2019 |
This screening is in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Awards and Festivals
Best Actor
Award Laurel
2019
Art Film Fest Blue Angel Award
Jury Award
Award Laurel
2020
Awarded to Michael Idov
Pune International Film Festival
Official Selection
Award Laurel
2019
Cairo International Film Festival
Best Actor
Award Laurel
2021
Nomination, The Nika Awards
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Alistair Pitts
Alistair Pitts
A deeply uncomfortable but thoroughly engrossing watch!
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