Down House (film)
|Directed by||Roman Kachanov|
|Written by||Roman Kachanov|
|Starring||Fyodor Bondarchuk |
The plot is set in modern Moscow, probably in the second half of the 1990s, with "New Russians", Hummer H1 jeeps, bribery, violence, truckfuls of tinned stew as a dowry, and so on. The film is quite far from the novel's subject, but still keeps to the main storyline. It features Fyodor Bondarchuk as Myshkin, and a soundtrack by DJ Groove, one of the most popular Russian DJs (who appears in the film as a taxi driver).
In Russian, Даун (Down) primarily refers to a person with Down syndrome, or, colloquially, to anyone retarded or just stupid, so it is similar to Idiot; while Хаус (House) refers to House music, which is used extensively in the film. The name is also a reference to the tendency of Russian subcultures such as businessmen, hackers and hippies to make heavy use of words borrowed from English and transliterated into the Russian alphabet.
- Fyodor Bondarchuk – Prince Myshkin
- Ivan Okhlobystin – Parfyon Rogozhin
- Anna Buklovskaya – Nastasya Filippovna
- Aleksandr Bashirov – Ferdyshchenko
- Mikhail Vladimirov – Ganya Ivolgin
- Jerzy Stuhr – General Ivolgin (voiced by Valentin Smirnitsky)
- Valentina Sharykina – general's wife Ivolgina
- Galina Kashkovskaya – Varya Ivolgina
- Juozas Budraitis – General Epanchin (voiced by Boris Khimichev)
- Barbara Brylska – general's wife Epanchina
- Elena Kotelnikova – Aglaya Epanchina
- Artemy Troitsky – Totsky
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- Larisa Yusipova. ""Идиот" для дембельского альбома". Vedomosti.
- "Winners 1991-2005". Kinotavr. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.