"Of Freaks And Men"
Directed by Alexei Balabanov
director of Brother comes this subversive black comedy that suggests
the coarseness of contemporary culture that is merely the flowering of seeds
planted in the Victorian age. A pornographer and his assistant maneuver
their way into two well-to-do families in St. Petersburg. Dark, hidden
passions are revealed as manipulation and corruption take hold. "Balabanov
is clearly a genuine troublemaker...Even Lynch and Greenaway have rarely
left an audience with such a bitterly ironic punchline" (Jonathan Romney,
Sight and Sound). Russian with English subtitles. 89 minutes.