Comedy about a shady banker who sells his house for three million rubles. However it’s the weekend, so he can’t deposit it. His wife sends a note to her lover telling him that the money’s in the house, but the note is intercepted by thieves.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
What’s ever refreshing about early films is firsthand & caustic observation. Before cinema hoarded sufficient bounty to elope into meta rhetorics, it kept in mind man was a metazoan (animal) who could study surroundings to find all spicy film ingredients. Protazanov parallels creatural phyla to render fabular amusement: the cat party (anthologically hilarious), the goose-pitched gossip + 3 trophic levels of thievery.