4 (2004)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Surrealist Film  |   Release Date - Apr 7, 2006 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - Russia  |  
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The lies shared by three Russian strangers take on a life of their own in director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's dreamlike journey into the strange heart of modern-day Russia. After entering a local watering hole and relaying a series of elaborate but entirely fabricated tales, a prostitute posing as an advertising executive, a piano tuner claiming to be a genetic engineer, and a butcher posing as a Kremlin insider all go their separate ways. In the hours following their strange conversation, all three will experience a surreal and richly symbolic voyage into a land where the specter of even the most elaborate of lies can somehow fade into reality for one tantalizing instant.

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bar [pub], clone, dog, politics