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Soviet Cockroach

Australia, 1991 (MIFF 1991, Super 8)

Director: Gary O'Keefe

A Dostoyevsky-esque atmosphere pervades this colourful adventure into a macroscopic world of models, lightboxes and seven - eleven stores. Set to the revolutionary strains of the Peking Philharmonic Orchestra.

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