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In 'The Humorist,' Soviet comedy is no joke

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In 'The Humorist,' Soviet comedy is no joke

PRI - Indra Ekmanis | Carol Hills

Michael Idov's new film, “The Humorist,” captures the oxymoronic nature of state-sanctioned Soviet comedy and the downfall of the system through the eyes of character, Boris Arkadiev. Comedian Boris Arkadiev looks into the crowd of adoring fans with deadpan eyes in the opening scene of “The …

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