Luna Park*

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Luna Park*

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 105 min ----- vhs
  • (Written and directed by Pavel Lounguine; with Oleg Borisov, Andrei Goutine, Natalie Egorova) This Felliniesque rollercoaster ride through post-Communist Russia takes us into the heart of an encroaching darkness. Andrei is the leader of a gang of right-wing, body-building skinheads who are determined to "clean up" Russia--by beating up Jews, foreigners, and anyone else they disapprove of. When, to his shock, the anti-Semitic Andrei learns that his father is actually a celebrated Jewish composer, he sets off on a frantic search through Moscow to find him. Presents an intense and moving story of a young man coming to terms with his past, in a country spinning dangerously out of control. [Letterboxed] (In Russian with English subtitles) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Discrimination, History: Russian, East European and Central Asian, Jewish Studies, Motion Pictures: Features, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature)