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The Stoker (Kochegar)

The Stoker (Kochegar)
  • 2010
  • Russia
  • 87 min
  • 15
  • 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 20134 stars

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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