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The Humorist

  • Petone: 15 May 2020
  • Cuba: 15 May 2020
Runtime: 102 min
Has Subtitles
GENRES: Biography, Drama
LANGUAGE: Russian
Sex scenes & offensive language
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In the midst of the collapsing USSR, the favourite stand-up comedian of the regime begins challenging censorship.

The year is 1984, and Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian, is unraveling under the weight of fame, censorship, KGB “patronage,” and his own insecurities. Finally, the comedian snaps and - armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor” - takes his revenge.

“Screenwriter Michael Idov makes an impressive directing debut with the super-smart, confidently lensed "The Humorist”. Idov’s exceptionally clever dialogue is matched with a sharp understanding of structure, culminating in a terrific bathhouse scene with more than casual nods not just to “Julius Caesar” but to the whole fall of the Roman Empire.” - VARIETY

★★★★½  - Sarah McMullan, Radio NZ
"Bitingly satirical... Razor sharp, whip smart"

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