- Original title
- Running time
- 92 min.
- Soviet Union (USSR)
Yuri Arabov (Play: George Bernard Shaw)
- Synopsis / Plot
- The action in this lavishly produced film takes place at an oddly ark-shaped mansion during World War I, and in spirit (although not in story) it reflects the play which inspired it, the ferociously antiwar Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw. A large group of family and friends have gathered at this country house to dance, drink, and converse. Their conversation, in particular, is adorned with erudite literary references and quotations. Despite their apparent refinement, their preoccupations are simple: sex and violence.
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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