House of Fools 2003

House of Fools

Critics Consensus

House of Fools has a potentially intriguing fact-based story to tell, but an insensitive approach to depicting mental illness undermines its effectiveness.

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Believing her fiance is singer Bryan Adams (Bryan Adams), a psychiatric patient (Yuliya Vysotskaya) falls in love with a Chechen soldier (Sultan Islamov).

Cast & Crew

Cecilie Thomsen
Lithuanian Sharpshooter
Tigranui Chakryan
Karapetovna
Ruslan Naurbiev
Chechen Commander Vakhid
Sergei Kozlov
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Eduard Artemev
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Nina Kolodkina
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Svetlana Volter
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Lubov Skorina
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Critic Reviews for House of Fools

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (20) | Rotten (29)

Audience Reviews for House of Fools

  • Mar 23, 2013
    Tears down convention while simultaneously indulging clichés and ultimately pushing the line so far as to blur it completely.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2010
    I don't understand the naysayers reviewing this film. It is quite the interesting slice of life and who would expect...Bryan Adams playing a cameo in a Russian film?
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2009
    A Russian docu-drama that's intriguing for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the BEAUTIFUL and talented Yuliya Vysotskaya. Plus, it's a true story. And it's got Bryan Adams (yes, THAT Bryan Adams!).
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2008
    Excellent! The movie does present an interesting point of view during a war that almost no one considers: the people living in an asylum. In this case, we have a young and pretty girl that's convinced that she's Bryan Adams's girlfriend, and that has to take over the situation of all the inmates taking over the asylum, while a war's growing outside their beloved building. The script is magnificently written, with wonderful and loveable characters. The performances are convincing, and the edition and photography are great. It's a tragic and ironic tale, yet very human and sweet at the same time.
    Liolia K Super Reviewer

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