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A Work of Art

USSR, 1960 (MIFF 1961, Programme 5)

Director: M. Kovalyov

A grateful patient sends the family doctor a bronze statue of embarrassing nudity. He hurriedly makes a present of it to his lawyer, starting the odyssey of this disturbing work of art...

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