Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
DVD with public performance rights $179
DVD with 3-year digital site license $499
DVD with 3-year digital site license and public performance rights $599
In this fractured fairy tale for adults, two thieves--Vaska and Vanya--steal the czar's treasure from the Bank of St. Petersburg by opening the roof with a sardine can opener taken from the nest of a griffin. And this is only the start of their misadventures: Vaska is temporarily beheaded, the Red Guards are hot on their heels, and copious amounts of Vodka are consumed by all. Set in Soviet Russia,
was derived from a mythical story passed among prisoners of the Communist labor camps. It imaginatively satirizes life under Communist rule, while harking back to classic Russian folktales. "Visually dazzling" (
). In Russian and Hungarian with English subtitles.
Peter Gothar---Hungary---1996---86 mins.
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