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The Humorist (2019)

Yumorist (original title)
The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

Director:

Mikhail Idov

Writer:

Mikhail Idov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuri Kolokolnikov
Alisa Khazanova
Polina Aug
Anatoliy Kotenyov
Vilma Kutaviciute Vilma Kutaviciute
Aleksey Agranovich Aleksey Agranovich
Olga Dibtseva Olga Dibtseva
Pavel Ilin
Artem Grigoryev Artem Grigoryev ... K.G.B. agent
Semyon Shteynberg Semyon Shteynberg
Daniel Shifrin Daniel Shifrin
Artem Volobuev Artem Volobuev
Vera Idova Vera Idova
Alexander Marin Alexander Marin
Kristians Karelins Kristians Karelins
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Storyline

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.

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Biography | Drama

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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Humorist See more »

Filming Locations:

Riga, Latvia See more »

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Budget:

€1,300,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Best Movie I've Seen In A Long Time
6 July 2019 | by arseniySee all my reviews

Exquisite attention to detail. Damn near immaculate really. Every frame, every detail - seeming to've been very thoroughly and effectively thought-out. Yet all this, without anything that struck me as over-pushing or over-selling. Deeply impressive; not just for a movie lover or a comedy lover in general, but also for someone who is not entirely unfamiliar with the specific subject matter at hand.


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