Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ilya Khrzhanovsky|
|Produced by||Yelena Yatsura|
|Written by||Vladimir Sorokin|
|Edited by||Igor Malakhov|
Hubert Bals Fund
4 is a 2004 Russian drama film directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky after a screenplay by Vladimir Sorokin. Originally it was conceived as a short film, but turned into a full-length film after four years of work.
Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while each regales the others with made-up biographies. Oleg claims to work in President Putin's administration, supplying him with bottled water and his wife with liquor; Marina passes herself off as a marketing executive; and Volodya, the infamous lead singer of the rock group Leningrad, as a geneticist who clones twins (two times two makes four, again) in a laboratory that has been engaged in these experiments since the days of Stalin. After they separate, these fantasy realities, especially Volodya's, begin to dominate their everyday lives.
- Marina Vovchenko as Marina
- Sergey Shnurov as Volodya
- Yuri Laguta as Oleg
- Konstantin Murzenko as Marat
- Alexei Khvostenko as a Man with No Age
- Anatoly Adoskin as Oleg's Father
- Leonid Fyodorov as Sergey
- Andrey Kudryashov as a Bartender
- Shavkat Abdusalamov as a Meat-Processing Plant Manager
- Natalya Tetenova as Sveta
- Irina Vovchenko as Sonya
- Svetlana Vovchenko as Vera
- Zolnikov, Leonid (2006-10-24). "4 / Четыре (2005)" (in Russian). CULT Cinema. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
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