The Stoker (Kochegar)
- 87 min
- Directed by: Aleksey Balabanov
- Cast: Mikhail Skryabin, Yuriy Matveev, Aleksandr Mosin
- Language: Russian
- UK release: 17 May 2013
A minimalist black comedy about a war veteran who works as a stoker while writing a novel in his spare time.
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The Stoker (Kochegar)17 May 2013
A strange, dark and clever Russian black comedy with an unexpectedly forceful moral message
Edinburgh’s beloved Filmhouse cinema has chosen an unusual and intriguing curio for its first release as a distributor. Directed by the prolific Alexey Balabanov - known for his unflinching but darkly comic fables of the Russian criminal underworld…
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