15 January 1999
A bizarre, even absurd puppet film full of black humor that will completely shock you while making you laugh. It presents a day on a gray Moscow street during which life and death are treated rather cavalierly passersby watch with their own personal interest while an old man hangs onto the edge of a roof. In the meantime, the mishap of several old hags and an unfortunate tomcat create a situation typical for the Russian imagination and literature of the between-war period, the difficult time in which it was written.
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