Актеры: Liya Akhedzhakova (as M.N.S. Malayeva), Iya Savvina (as D.Sc. Anikeyeva), Svetlana Nemolyayeva (as Guskov's Wife), Valentin Gaft (as Sidorin, Head of Cooperative), Andrei Myagkov (as Khvostov), Georgi Burkov (as Vitali), Leonid Markov (as Professor Smirnovsky), Vyacheslav Nevinnyj (as Karpukhin), Anastasiya Voznesenskaya (as Market Director), Semyon Farada (as Trombonist (Trombon Player)), Igor Kostolevsky (as Miloserdov's Son), Olga Ostroumova (as Marina), Gleb Strizhenov (as Yakubov), Borislav Brondukov (as The Groom), Natalya Gurzo (as Natasha)
Описание: Сатирическая комедия Эльдара Рязанова похожа на зеркало, в котором отразилось наше `общество советских людей`. На заседании гаражного кооператива предстоит выбрать четырех `крайних`. Что чувствуешь, голосуя за список отверженных, в котором нет твоей фамилии? Неловкость и облегчение. А если фамилия есть? Смирись, ведь все уже согласовано. Но произошел бунт...
Рецензии: A corporation-like cooperative, under the auspices of a research institute, is constructing car garages for its members, most of whom are research scientists at the institute. Suddenly, the government appropriates a portion of the construction site, so the cooperative cannot build as many garages as it planned -- which means that some members must go. The predictable happens -- the Board of Directors summarily expels the four weakest shareholders, who have no leverage in the institute's power structure.
Of course, the expelled kick and scream; of course, the rest of the members hurriedly grab their coats so as to leave as soon as possible the place of their shameful act. And then, an unexpected twist. One of the members -- who, incidentally, was not expelled -- raises her voice in protest of the Board action; when other shareholders refuse to heed her, she locks everyone in the conference room, hides the key, and vows not to let anyone out until the matter is resolved in an alternative way -- namely, by throwing dice. What results is a delightful mix of powerful social tensions, envy, resentment, gossip, herendous accusations of non-conformism, unabashed intimidation, veiled threats, and petty personal attacks -- all of which nearly erupts into violence when the Board and its supporters attempt to strip-search the dissident, believing the conference room key to be hidden on her body.
This situation is not unique to the Soviet reality. The movie shows the complex and treacherous balance of power in a small organization where high stakes are involved, as well as the weaknesses and pitfalls of corporate governance.
Even a person unacquainted with the Soviet wolrd, but familiar with the corporate culture and environment prone to cultivate the worst of human flaws, will appreciate this fine and subtle film.