Best of Modern Russian Cinema: The Fool (Дурак), 2014

By |2018-07-24T19:24:34+00:00June 19th, 2017|

Dima, a plumber’s assistant, is sent to fix a leak in a derelict building and discovers the structure is near collapse. When he notifies the mayor of the situation, he learns other interests come before ordinary citizens.

With a budget of only $1.3 million, the film quickly gained popularity in Russia, where it struck an emotional chord with the population and won many awards. The Fool is a must-watch film for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of Russian mentality and multifaceted realities of corruption.

Below is a full version of the film on YouTube.