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An older film critic's life is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

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Jos Stelling
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Duska
Gene Bervoets ... Bob
Sylvia Hoeks ... The Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fran Beumkes Fran Beumkes ... Igor's Landlady
Valeriy Demchenko Valeriy Demchenko ... Driver Birth Van
Oksana Filonenko Oksana Filonenko ... Festival Manager's Assistant
Gerrit Floor Gerrit Floor ... Criminals
Oksana Gritsiak Oksana Gritsiak ... Festival Assistants
Boris Haritonov Boris Haritonov ... Festival Bus Driver
Oleg Ivanitsa ... Taxi Driver
Vladimir Kuznetsov ... Barkeeper in Hotel
Mukola Lutsenko Mukola Lutsenko ... Festival Manager
Lyudmila Monastirskaya Lyudmila Monastirskaya ... Festival Assistants
Nakamura Nakamura ... Japanese Man
Ruslana Pysanka ... Pregnant Woman on the Bus
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An older film critic's life is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

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Country:

Netherlands | Russia | Belgium

Language:

Dutch | Russian

Release Date:

4 October 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

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€11,338 (Netherlands), 7 October 2007, Limited Release
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The Netherland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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Even though the film festival Bob has attended is set in the USSR somewhere before 1990, the cars shown in this flashback show modern Ukrainian number plates. See more »

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disappointingly boring
28 September 2008 | by Maaike7See all my reviews

As some other reviewers on this site spoke positive about this movie my expectations were positive. I have to confess I found the movie utterly disappointing and terribly boring from the beginning to the end. The male characters were not credible to me, the psychology of the characters was not developed (you never got to know these people), the Russian males were portrayed in an embarrassingly cliché fashion (drunk, silly headgear). The whole film felt very amateur. Although attractive Syvia Hoeks did brighten it up a bit for me, she did not get much chance to show her acting talent (watch her in De Ontmoeting!). I cannot believe that this movie was sent in for a best foreign film award. It won my personal price for worse film I watched ever!


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