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The Grasshopper

Poprygunya

Directed by Samson Samsonov
Soviet Union, 1955
Drama

Synopsis

Osip Ivanovich Dymov, the titular counselor and doctor of thirty one years, serves in two hospitals at the same time: intern and anatomist. From nine in the morning and in the forenoon he accepts patients, then goes to open corpses. But its income is hardly enough to cover the expenses of his wife.

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The Grasshopper Directed by Samson Samsonov

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1955 | 3 wins including: Pasinetti Award

BAFTA Awards

1957 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source