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Zheleznaya Pyata Oligarkhij

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Jack London's The Iron Heel inspired this Russian political comedy-drama set in St. Petersburg where unemployed communist Nikolai Petrovich (writer-director Alexander Bashirov) lectures dock workers on the evils of capitalism, sits around in a tiny bar, and escorts women to his one-room apartment for readings of Jack London's The Iron Heel. He's loved by Assol (Rita Margo), and the two are often tailed by security agents who spy on them. Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

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