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The Fool (2014)

Durak (original title)
Dima Nikitin is an ordinary honest plumber who suddenly decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse.

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Dima Nikitin
Natalya Surkova ...
Nina Galaganova, mer
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
Bogachyov
Boris Nevzorov ...
Fedotov
Kirill Polukhin ...
Matyugin
Dmitriy Kulichkov ...
Kristina's wife
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Tulskiy (as Sergey Artsybashev)
Pyotr Barancheev ...
Emelyanov
Nikolay Bendera ...
muzh Niny Galaganovoy
Ivan Bred
Nikolay Butenin ...
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Ilya Isaev ...
Safronov
Gordey Kobzev ...
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Aleksandr Korshunov ...
Otets Dimy
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The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night. Dima Nikitin is a simple and honest guy, a foreman of a repair team at a provincial housing service. Nothing really makes him stand out among the rest. It's only the unusual combination of honesty and integrity that makes others perceive him as somewhat weird.In the little town there is a notorious dorm, inhabited mainly by drunkards and outcasts. One night the pipes burst at the dorm. After arriving at the scene, Nikitin discovers that things are way more serious - the building will not stand through the night. People need to be evacuated immediately. Fighting the red tape, Nikitin sets off on a night Odyssey around the town authorities. Written by Anonymous

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Co-produced by the Russian Ministry of Culture See more »

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Written by Viktor Tsoy
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Courtesy of Moroz Records
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A truly great portrait of the dramatic clash between morality and greed in our society

First of all, this movie is authentic. It depicts with great detail and credibility the rotten face of communism in Russia today, even thou it could take place in any of the ex USSR countries. Even old democracies are not strange to corruption, but the scale and implications in less democratic states is way bigger. The story is great and it unfolds at a steady pace, characters are wisely chosen, all of them, living their own complicated drama and acting accordingly. But it's more than that. In my eyes, this movie felt, not only perfect in every way, but it also had a lot of human nature in it. You must watch this movie, it truly is a masterpiece.


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