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133 Ratings

The House on Trubnaya Square

Dom na Trubnoi | Дом на Трубной

Directed by Boris Barnet
Soviet Union, 1928
Comedy, Silent


A country girl finds a job in Moscow and becomes involved in the lives of the inhabitants of an apartment building, discovering modernity at a breakneck pace through a hilarious chain of narrative twists and turns.

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The House on Trubnaya Square Directed by Boris Barnet

Critics reviews

An imaginative, clever, and funny Soviet Montage film.
December 28, 2018
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Blending slapstick with the formalism of the Soviet avant-garde, the film achieves outstanding narrative dynamism and finely observed character portrayals.
September 12, 2012
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An exquisite comedy, but it’s not in the least sentimental – indeed it’s part of its general intelligence that its villain should remain unrepentant. . . . Fogel is last seen sitting hunched over a table, glaring defiantly at his persecutors. Whether we like it or not – and we do like it – his cussedness has a kind of integrity.
August 29, 2012
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