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A satire about soviet nomenklatura

The excellent screenplay of this movie is a true satire about nomenklatura who began to install her power in USSR, a subversive criticism of this new "red bourgeoisie" who directed the country under the dictature of Stalin and seized the opportunity to increase their privileges. Of course, the movie was forbidden for many years. This movie shows also the totalitarian ideal of a "New Man".


Is it a comedy? Or at least funny in parts? I'm only familiar with Room as a sort of satirist director. Anyhow, I'm contemplating a purchase of this film. But then again, you reviewed the title 12 years ago, maybe you've forgotten if it's funny or not.

Will Hays is my shepherd, I shall not want. Wills prod and Will's gaff, they confound me.