A dramatic tale worthy of Dostoyevsky, The Fool tells the story of one man s fight against a corrupt political system. Dima (Artyom Bystrov, Break Loose) is a young man eking out a living in modern day Russia as a plumber s assistant while working to finish college. Called out late one night to inspect a leak at a derelict housing community, he discovers a major structural problem and a building on the verge of collapse. In his attempt to save the lives of the eight hundred residents, Dima will find himself drawn into a world of dark secrets and cancerous corruption, where politicians and power players live by their own code and where tragic consequences are but a grim afterthought.
The Fool, written and directed by Yury Bykov (The Major, Live!), features Artyom Bystrov (Break Loose), Natalya Surkova (Our Own), Boris Nevzorov (The Major) and Yury Tsurilo (Hard to Be a God).
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The very day he's about to drive his family to a new life in the city, geologist Kristian Elkjord senses something wrong with the mountain that overlooks his scenic town. No one wants to believe that this could be the big one, especially with tourist season at its peak, but when a landslide from the Mountain sends tons of rock and earth crashing into the sea, everyone has ten minutes to outrace the resulting tsunami to higher ground in this thrilling action spectacular.
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In this hilariously action-packed horror comedy, a group of Finnish and British people find themselves trapped in a cabin when they are viciously attacked by a mysterious half human, half rabbit creature. In Finnish with English subtitles.Blu-ray comes with bonus features including a short film, teasers and demos!When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using BD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
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