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Release Date: April 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2003

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Believing her fiance is singer Bryan Adams (Bryan Adams), a psychiatric patient (Yuliya Vysotskaya) falls in love with a Chechen soldier (Sultan Islamov).

Cast: Bryan Adams, Sultan Islamov, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Vladas Bagdonas, Stanislav Varkki, Cecilie Thomsen, Tigranui Chakryan, Ruslan Naurbiev

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Bac Films, Hachette Première, Persona Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A humane and fantastic work, and it touches us precisely because Konchalovsky shows the reality of both the soldiers and the madhouse inmates. His movie is just what he intended: a nightmare that speaks the truth. show more

  • This flamboyantly operatic anti-war film takes getting used to, though it leaves you with memorable images of madness, both poetic and military.

  • The biggest surprise of his film is that what begins in sentimental cliche concludes with melancholy insight. show more

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