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Artur Aristakisyan



drama, 140 minutes, Russia, 1994

оriginal title

LADONI language Russian


A woman, who was lying on the ground “forty years”; a disabled guy, who made a vow not to budge until the arrival of the kingdom of heaven; ragman, who collects clothes from corpses; a humpbacked old woman, who keeps a head of her lover-executioner in the box; an old man, who collects a heap of rubbish, to make it grow up to the sky...

The director spent more than one year, among his characters, a beggars from Kishinev and started filming by his handheld camera well ahead of joining the VGIK.

festivals & awards

National Russian movie award “NIKA”, 2013 – the winner in nomination “The best non-fiction film”

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