THE HUMORIST | TIFF

THE HUMORIST

( Rusia-Letonia-Cehia)

Directed by:
Mihail Idov
Cast:
Alexei Agranovic
TIFF edition:
2019
Category:
Synopsis:

1984, in the Soviet Union. Boris, a Russian-Jewish stand-up comedian, is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities. Once the leaders who dictate what he can and can’t joke about summon him to their villa, the comedian snaps and exacts his revenge with his only weapon, the humor...

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