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Hipsters is a lavish, candy-colored musical set in Cold War Russia circa 1955. It tells the story of a communist party youth, Mels (named after Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin), whose life is changed when he encounters Moscow's vibrant underground, American influenced jazz scene and the non-conformist kids, Hipsters, who inhabit it. -- (C) Official Site
Oct 28, 2011 Limited
Feb 19, 2013
Leisure Time Films - Official Site
What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes.
It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover.
An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies.
I really wanted to enjoy this cause I really liked what the movie was going for and the numbers are often fun. But there were too many things that bothered me to enjoy it.
You could get whiplash trying to keep up with everything, but I suspect that's what hyperactive director Valeriy Todorovskiy is going for...
Hipsters gets rubles for trying, but what's on screen is thin and obvious, the characters one-dimensional, the musical numbers and satire vapid.
The birth of the cool in the USSR forged into a rocking Soviet Graffitti that will heat the world.
Light as a bubble, Hipsters suggests that age may catch up with everyone, but that there will always be people fighting against the current of conformity, even if they only express it via how they wear their hair.
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