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The Fool (Durak)

The film tells the story of Russian plumber, Dima Nikitin (Bystrov), who suddenly decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse.
Duration: 116 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2014
IMDb: 8.0
Keywords:  #Artyom Bystrov #Natalya Surkova #The Fool (Durak) #Yuriy Bykov #Yuriy Tsurilo
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New York Times
September 15, 2015
"The Fool" wraps its Hobbesian vision of squalor around a fable worthy of Frank Capra, but twisted to suggest a cruel inversion of Capra's inspirational allegories of humble Everymen crusading for justice and democratic ideals.
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Slant Magazine
September 13, 2015
It takes place entirely at night, and the dingy color palette, washed-out and intentionally drab, presents Russia as an almost alien landscape.
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Georgia Straight
February 22, 2016
The Fool unfolds with a powerful, if appalling, logic.
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New York Post
September 16, 2015
He may be saddled with an overly ironic title role, but Bystrov is terrific. His cowboy squint and dogged intelligence are enough to give you hope for Russia, although the movie certainly won't.
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Monsters and Critics
September 15, 2015
An expose' that rises above finger pointing to create a masterpiece of tension and suspense.
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Epoch Times
May 20, 2016
Director Bykov's long dark night of soul is completely engrossing and profoundly alarming.
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rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 17, 2015
The voice of the underdog finally finds a cinematic voice in corrupt, class-divided Russia.
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Hollywood Reporter
February 03, 2015
A distressing moral drama, gripping thriller and scathing sociopolitical portrait of Russia rolled into one.
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Variety
February 03, 2015
Frank Capra would have approved of The Fool, a forceful Russian drama in which a lone plumber stands up to a corrupt system on behalf of the people living in a squalid apartment building.
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Los Angeles Daily News
February 03, 2015
Drably shot and sometimes laughably on-the-nose.
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Film Comment Magazine
September 18, 2015
The Fool (Durak) feels like a realist counterpart to Andrei Zvyagintsev's Leviathan, more accessible as mainstream drama, and more pragmatically critical of a tainted system.
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AV Club
September 17, 2015
The dialogue is broadly generalized, urgently on point, and bracing in its undisguised diagnostic fury. If you can accept its unabashed didacticism, The Fool plays crisply.
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