Poisons, or the World History of Poisoning (comedy film, English subtitles)

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Published on 8 Jun 2019, 7:00
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Poisons or the World History of Poisoning or (Russian: Яды, или Всемирная история отравлений, romanized: Yady, ili vsemirnaya istoriya otravleniy) is a 2001 Russian fantastical absurdist comedy directed by Karen Shakhnazarov.

Young family of Volkov's, Oleg and Katya, move to an apartment they bought and get acquainted with their neighbor, locksmith Arnold Sharapov. Right during a friendly dinner Katya cheats on her husband. Frustrated Oleg decides to drown his sorrows in alcohol, but at the bar accidentally meets Ivan Petrovich Prokhorov, pensioner, whose wife in his time was also unfaithful. In a conversation with the nice old man, Oleg learns that Prokhorov punished his wife by slipping poison into her yogurt. And now Ivan strongly persuades Oleg to also kill his unfaithful wife, using a small collection of poisons which Prokhorov constantly carries with him.

The film was awarded the Grand Prix at the Kinotavr film festival in Sochi. At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival the picture was nominated for the Crystal Globe and was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Writers: Aleksandr Borodyanskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov

Stars: Oleg Basilashvili, Ignat Akrachkov, Aleksey Alekseev, Aleksandr Bashirov, Vasiliy Dolbitikov, Zhanna Dudanova,
Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Lyudmila Kasatkina