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246 Ratings

The Needle


Directed by Rashid Nugmanov
Soviet Union, 1988


Enigmatic drifter Moro returns to his Asiatic hometown to attempt to get his ex-girlfriend off heroine. The couple escape to the Aral sea but find that the sea has all but disappeared. There Dina seems cured, but back in town everything starts anew, and the mafia are waiting for them.

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The Needle Directed by Rashid Nugmanov

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Igla (The Needle) was the seminal example of a postmodern, punk, neo-romantic perestroika-era cinema that defined the “late-Soviet New Wave” and facilitated the entry of a domestic underground youth culture into the mainstream.
July 11, 2010
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