Assa (1987)

Genres - Drama, Romance, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 153 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This trendy and lively Soviet crime drama is set at a Black Sea resort Yalta in 1980 and centers upon a murderous con man who becomes involved with gangsters after he steals a rare violin. The crook's beautiful mistress accompanies him. Though she is totally in love with him, she befriends a charismatic punk rocker and finds herself attracted to him as well. The rocker falls for her and ends up finding himself drawn into her lover's world of crime. The gangster warns the punk to back off and leave his girl friend alone, but the young rebel refuses to listen.



art-theft, band [music group], con/scam, gangster, killing, mistress, punk-rock, robbery, songwriter, stabbing, thug, underworld