A Room and a Half (2009)

Director
Andrey Khrzhanovskiy

Main cast
Grigoriy Dityatkovskiy; Sergei Yursky; Alisa Freyndlikh; Sergei Dreiden; Svetlana Kryuchkova

Genres
Drama

Description
A semi-fictional account of Russian poets Josef Brodsky, who was forced into American exile in 1972.


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