BUDDHA’S LITTLE FINGER
Released August 5th 2016
A film by Tony Pemberton
Produced by Benny Drechsel, Martin Paul-Hus and Karsten Stöter
With Toby Kebbell, Karine Vanasse, Stipe Erceg, Christoph Bach and André Hennicke
In Moscow 1991, communist hardliners try to oust Gorbachov from power. For Pyotr Voyd a struggling poet, this means nothing, life is the same as always: hard and unforgiving. He has no money, no prospects and no hope, therefore he believes in nothing, not politics, not poetry, definitely not revolution, evolution or democracy. Only one thing is certain: when he is with Anna, he is happy. Pyotr’s life is thrown into a whirlwind of odd and unconnected situations or so it appears at first. He is first recruited by a gangster crew, led by Volodin, looking for the elusive “Mongolian” and his secret weapon, and then experiences strange blackouts, waking up tied to a hospital bed being interrogated and drugged by government psychiatrists and finally transported to 1919 post-revolution Russia where he befriends the legendary commander Chapayev and his crack machine gunner, ANNA. Soon Pyotr is on the run simultaneously in the Moscow of gangster capitalism of 1991 and in Ural Mountains of the precarious post-revolutionary 1919. Two revolutions can’t exist in one man’s head at the same time for very long!
GERMANY/RUSSIA/CANADA | 2015 | DRAMA | 83 MINUTES | HD
ENGLISH WITH FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES