The Fool



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Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 4:50pm

A dramatic tale worthy of Dostoyevsky, “The Fool” tells the story of one man’s fight against a corrupt political system. Dima 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 in a building on the verge of collapse. In his attempt to save the lives of the 800 residents, Dima finds 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 Hollywood Reporter describes “The Fool” as “a distressing moral drama, gripping thriller and scathing sociopolitical portrait of Russia rolled into one.”

Russia, 2014, 116 min., Russian

Directed by

Yuriy Bykov



Film Category

Eastern European Focus International Spotlight