INTERCINEMA agency

OF FREAKS AND MEN

 

director

Alexey Balabanov

cast

Sergey Makovetskiy, Viktor Suhorukov

producers

Sergey Selyanov, Oleg Botogov 

production

Criminal drama, 84 min, СTB Film Company, Russia, 1998

оriginal title PRO URODOV I LUDEY language Russian

 

synopsis

 

St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 20th century. The handsome and secretive Johann specializes in the fabrication of erotic photographs depicting the floggings of bare-bottomed women. Johann, his assistants and his photographic creations gradually penetrate the peaceful households of two upper class Russian families. The film is a haunting melodrama of hidden passions and sadomasochistic urges, a bizarre tale in which manipulation and revenge rule amidst the charm, innocence and perversion of days gone by.

 

festivals & awards

25 festival selections, 10 awards 

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