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Hipsters (Russia, 2008)

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  • Hipsters (Russia, 2008)
  • jasmine
  • April 4, 2016

The year is 1954 and Soviet communism is at the peak of its strength in director Valery Todorovsky’s musical period piece. The film centres around Mels (Anton Shagin), a straight-laced young communist who risks expulsion from the party when he falls for gorgeous Polza (Oksana Akinshina).

Polza is a member of the ‚Äòstilyagi’ – an actual youth movement of the time in which Russian teens adopted American rockabilly and jazz sub-cultures. Her relationship with Mels becomes increasingly complicated as a growing list of her rebellious friends are arrested or forced to flee the country by the oppressive Communist regime, forcing Mels to choose between his heart and his head.

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