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by Mikhail Idov


The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

international title: The Humorist
original title: Yumorist
country: Czech Republic, Latvia, Russia
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Mikhail Idov
film run: 100'
release date: LV 22/04/2019, CZ 25/04/2019, EE 31/05/2019
screenplay: Mikhail Idov
cast: Yuri Kolokolnikov, Alisa Khazanova, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Polina Aug, Olga Dibtseva, Vilma Kutavičiútë, Semyon Shteynberg, Aleksey Agranovich, Pavel Ilin, Artem Grigoryev
cinematography by: Alexander Šurkala
film editing: Michal Lánský
art director: Aivars Žukovskis
costumes designer: Aleksandr Osipov
producer: Aija Berzina, Artyom Vasilev
co-producer: Aija Berzina, Artemio Benki, Alise Gelze
executive producer: Artyom Vasilev
production: Sirena Film, Tasse Film, Metrafilms (RU)
distributor: Tasse Film, Film Distribution Artcam, Must Käsi (Black Hand)
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