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306 Ratings

Kin-Dza-Dza

Кин-дза-дза!

Directed by Georgi Daneliya
Soviet Union, 1986
Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Something like an “advanced cyberpunk film”. It’s a lot about people and social structures which on the planet of “Pluke” of course have many parallels to our society. It’s a very funny movie, but it’s also a melancholic movie with great philosophical sense.

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Kin-Dza-Dza Directed by Georgi Daneliya

Critics reviews

The stunted, deceptively nonsensical narrative evokes Samuel Beckett, while the bric-a-brac visuals borrow heavily from Terry Gilliam’s pop surrealism. But the sense of giddy pointlessness is Russian to the core. The film’s ultimate joke is that when given the opportunity to return to normal Soviet life, the two men keep choosing to dither in this absurd purgatory.
August 20, 2014
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