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Stories from the lives of the tennants of the Moscow's communal apatment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; ... See full summary »
Soviet censorship had a problem with the film's final sequence, where a motorcycle seems to be flying away. The asked the director, Mikhail Kozakov, "Where is it flying away to? Israel?" (referring to the massive immigration of Russian Jews to Israel at that time). Stunned, Kozakov replied, "No, to the future."
The end credits feature old black and white photographs of the actors in their childhood or youth.
Nearly all DVD versions of the film are cut by ca. 3 minutes in various dialogs, most notably in a scene with enraged Velyurov. The uncut version is also available on DVD in Russia (a version without sound/picture restoration).