Aleksei Khaniutin: Piatachok (1987)


Description: Director Khaniutin memorialized the struggles of rural migrants in Moscow, where they were driven in their quest for a better life. He also showed how their departure was changing village life. The final scene, provided here, is a sad commentary on the decline of rural culture. While a Muscovite visiting from his native village leads the traditional wedding procession with his accordion, younger village folk gather around a tape player and do the dances that they crave from the big cities.

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