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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Une histoire très morale qui punit les méchants profiteurs de la classe ouvrière... www.cinefiches.com

  2. José Neves's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Unbelievable filmmaker who turns a dense formal premise into a fictional breeze, by creating theater, ideological register and social characterization with constructivist methods of editing and shoot. All this in a whole from which we get a mere and simple feeling of lightness! In fact, generally, he's the "light(er)" of the great Russian classic filmmakers, breaking with the seriousness that characterizes them.

  3. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    "'We are SMART cinephiles!'" http://illusionpodcast.blogspot.com/2015/12/episode-82-cinema-masters-vol-xi.html

  4. msmichel's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    'Are you in an Union?' 'No, I'm a virgin.' Humorous Russian silent comedy that enjoys satirizing social conventions, trade unions and worker exploitation in its tale of a country girl hired as a maid in the big city. Interesting camera placements and effects throughout and a rousing central performance by Vera Maretskaya.

  5. Dominic Rainsford's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Farcical, exuberant, political and extremely inventive.

  6. Des Horne's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    I love the acting in this movie. It must have been so much fun to make.

  7. Beatrice's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Like going on a kaleidoscope ride.

  8. El Biffo's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Maybe a bit silly and contrived, but a very amusing little propaganda film. "Are you in a union?" "No, I'm a virgin!".

  9. Weston Campbell's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Thoroughly clever and entertaining Soviet comedy.

  10. 101010101010110's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

  11. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Convinces me that the best use for Soviet montage is comedy. Some truly funny and surreal moments here, including a title card ten minutes in that reads: "Wait, we forgot to tell you how the duck ended up in Moscow"... then rewinds the film. The section that delves into the importance of Union membership and voting (in a one-party state!) is admittedly tedious, but there's so much good stuff here it hardly matters.

  12. Matt L's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    In most places the film translates the word as TRUBNAYA rather than TRUBNAIA. Even the Telluride program [which is quoted here] used TRUBNAYA. IMDB calls it 'Dom na Trubnoy'. Ultimately it might not matter. It's a terrific film either way.

  13. Roscoe's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    A promising start kind of dwindles into some tired propaganda, but there's a lot to entertain and surprise.

  14. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    shut up, you scary the duck! - gonna be the buzz phrase of the month.

  15. Dry Bones's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Incidentally, the play within the film is not about Joan of Arc, but the storming of the Bastille!

  16. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Delightful Soviet comedy about a young woman who, through a series of mix-ups, ends up working as a maid in an apartment building whose owners refuse to treat her fairly, even after she joins a union. Deftly mixes social commentary with farcical elements, making it less overtly propagandist than many of its contemporaries. A truly lovely film.

  17. Low's rating of the film The House on Trubnaya Square

    Bizarre but charming film. Fantastic and comical use of editing. You have to see it to believe it.