Human nature itself comes under attack in this sharp social satire, but the film’s true bite is in presenting swindling as an art form. Entertaining and deceptive, director Kira Muratova takes no prisoners as she likens street crime to cinema.
The film stars Renata Litvinova, Nina Ruslanova and Georgi Deliyev.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
The Tuner (Nastroyshchik)
Petty thievery and even an elaborate scam may be the work of idle hands, but this film’s titular piano tuner and his current lover will do whatever it takes to get by in the hellish rubble of the former Soviet Union.