THE HUMORIST

ЮМОРИСТ

By Michael IDOV

SAGA - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2019

In the midst of the collapsing USSR, the favorite stand-up comedian of the regime begins challenging censorship.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Jewish
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA, LATVIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael IDOV
    • Writer(s)
    • Michael IDOV
    • Producer(s)
    • Artem VASILYEV (Metrafilms), Andrey SAVELIEV (Metrafilms), Aija BĒRZIŅA (Tasse Film), Alise ĢELZE (Tasse Film), Artemio BENKI (Sirena Film)
    • Synopsis
    • In 1984 Soviet Union, Boris, a Russian-Jewish stand-up comedian, is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities. Fame, combined with lack of personal freedom, is driving him crazy. Once the leaders who dictate what he can and can’t joke about summon him to their villa, the comedian snaps. Armed with the exotic American notion of insult humor, he takes his revenge.