ZERO CITY – Review by Diane Carson

Zero City offers a wonderfully satiric critique of the Soviet world. In late 1980s Soviet Union, Alexey Varakin, an engineer from the Moscow Mechanical Plant, visits a small town that has supplied his business with air conditioners for fifteen years. Alexey hopes for adjustment to back panels that no longer fit changed technology. As director Karen Shakhnazarov shows in Zero City, Alexey’s task will immerse him in an absurdist drama.

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