BUDDHA'S LITTLE FINGER

By Tony PEMBERTON

ROHFILM GMBH

Drama - Development 2011


    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, CANADA, RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tony PEMBERTON
    • Writer(s)
    • Tony PEMBERTON, Viktor PELEVIN, William JENNINGS
    • Producer(s)
    • Martin PAUL-HUS (Amerique Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Moscow 1991, communist hardliners try to take the government from Gorbachov. But for our hero, PYOTR VOYD, a struggling poet and writer, life is the same as always: hard and unforgiving. Pyotr has no money, no prospects and no hope. And he believes in nothing, not politics, not poetry, definitely not revolution, evolution or democracy. He is rather waiting for the right moment in time than pushing to change his own destiny.
      Pyotr knows only one thing for certain, that he is in love with a girl called ANNA, and that when he is with her he feels happy. But when he gets recruited in a small Mafia gang, his relationship to Anna is in danger of breaking up.
      When Pyotr is chased and overwhelmed by the KGB, he loses his memory, gets tortured and interrogated by government psychiatrists whose drugs introduce him to another life in a parallel reality of post-revolution Russia in 1919 where he tries to gain back the love of Anna. He encounters with Vasili Chapaev, the Soviet Russian Robin Hood, and fights with him and Anna in the Russian cival war for the Reds.
      As he struggles to stay alive in these different worlds, Pyotr seeks the answer to two questions: which of these experiences are real, and how he has gotten hold of a secret military device called BUDDHA’S LITTLE FINGER. Eventually he comes to understand that the only way out of the labyrinth he will need the help of the legendary finger.
      The revolutionary mayhem of the 1919 communist révolution is satirically juxtaposed with the new gangster capitalism of the new world, these two Russias mix in the main character’s head.
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