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09 Hits

 

Again and again Eastern European films succeed in reaching the top of the box office lists in their production countries. This often puts them in front of international blockbusters. Especially on the big markets such as Russia or Poland, domestic films are gaining ground with audience - and not only romantic comedies and thrillers.

The film series HITS shows these blockbusters. Forget about Hollywood!

Hutsulka Ksenya

Hutsulka Ksenya

Hutsulka Ksenya

Olena Demianenko
/ 2019 / 94 min
A grotesque folk fantasy comedy from the western Ukrainian Carpathians. On his trip to the Ukraine a young American meets mythical female ghost figures, the love of his life and the popular avant-garde female pop band Dakh Daughters.
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SON OF A RICH

SON OF A RICH

KHOLOP

Klim Shipenko
Russia / 2019 / 109 min
Caution, danger of laughing fits! A mind-blowing time travel comedy about spoiled oligarch son Grisha. Exotic cars, hot women and wild parties. A life of excess, in constant conflict with the law. When a jail sentence seems unavoidable, the desperate ...
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THE COMMON STORY

THE COMMON STORY

Realna priča

Gordan Kičić
Serbia / 2019 / 93 min
A romantic comedy about an actor caught between a relationship crisis, self-pity and a game of hide-and-seek: on the outside Veljko pretends that everything is fine. His wife Jadrana wants to talk, yet runs up against a brick wall with her request. ...
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Amnesty

Amnesty

Amnestie

Jonáš Karásek
Slovakia, Czech Republic / 2019 / 127 min
In the period leading up to the revolution dissident Ćierný and illegal art dealer Lupko share the same fate; they are both prisoners. And yet following on from the general amnesty, declared by President Václav Havel upon taking office, a mutiny ...
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Questionable

Questionable

Discutabil

Vlad Zamfirescu
/ 2020 / 240 min
The corona viral hit sitcom from Romania about five actors who, whilst in quarantine, communicate with each other via Zoom. Nino has become a hypochondriac, Selu is a conspiracy theorist and Don has developed an addiction to gambling, while Ana has ...
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Captives

Captives

Foglyok

Kristóf Deák
Hungary / 2019 / 87 min
A chamber drama featuring the secret police. An ordinary family in Hungary in the 1950s receives a visit from the State Protection Authority at dawn. The officers settle down in the apartment and put anyone who rings the doorbell under house arrest. ...
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All the Sins (Season II, Ep. 1-3)

All the Sins (Season II, Ep. 1-3)

Kaikki synnit

Mika Ronkainen
Finland / 2020 / 237 min
The death of a married couple shakes a deeply Christian province in northern Finland. Was it suicide or murder? The liberal couple were outsiders in such a straight-laced community. They were working on the design of a new type of phone, yet there ...
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All the Sins (Season II, Ep. 4-6)

All the Sins (Season II, Ep. 4-6)

Kaikki synnit

Mika Ronkainen
Finland / 2020 / 237 min
The death of a married couple shakes a deeply Christian province in northern Finland. Was it suicide or murder? The liberal couple were outsiders in such a straight-laced community. They were working on the design of a new type of phone, yet there ...
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