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110 Ratings

House of Fools

Дом дураков

Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky
France, Russia, 2002


War brings together a disillusioned soldier and a sweet but delusional woman in this romantic comedy-drama from director Andrei Konchalovsky.

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House of Fools Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky

Critics reviews

Konchalovsky’s lead actress, the freckle-faced Yuliya Vysotskaya, is good as a delusional patient who believes herself engaged to Canadian pop singer Bryan Adams (who plays himself in her dreams) and later transfers her fixation to one of the occupying soldiers, but her performance can’t compensate for all the pat ironies of the plot. Still, this is obviously a sincere undertaking, and there’s a certain homemade charm to the special effects used in the combat scenes (2002).
July 11, 2003
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