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Posted on: March 29, 2007 | Views: 282 | Comment

This clip from a short but biting satire on Soviet life is about a man putting furniture in a closet of an otherwise empty room, which is in a building in a lifeless urban landscape. Film censors saw it as a critique of mediocrity. For director Andrei Khrjanovsky, it was the story of a man trying to hide from the unpleasant world. Scored by Alfred Schnittke, the film was well-received in the USSR but not shown abroad.

This film is 5 min. long and can be watched in its entirety on the Masters Of Russian Animation DVD set - an extraordinary collection of Russia's most important animated short films by Russia's world renowned directors.  

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satire • animation • mass • soviet • traditional • closet • khrayanovsky • room • 70s • furniture • identity