Country: Russian, 130 minutes
Spoken Languages: Russian
Genre(s): Drama, Romance, Musical
Director(s): Valeriy Todorovskiy
Cast: Anton Shagin (as Mels), Oksana Akinshina (as Polza), Eugenia Khirivskaya (as Katya), Maksim Matveyev (as Fred), Ekaterina Vilkova (as Betsi)
Medium: Original DVD,
Plot Outline: While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly colored black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and reveling in forbidden jazz. Straight-laced 20-year-old Communist Mels finds these brazen 'hipsters' shocking until he falls under the spell of one, namely Polly, and joins the new revolution. Soon he's a peacock, cavorting in the latest flashy fashions, sporting an enormous pompadour and wailing on the saxophone.
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1