Business As Usual
Ukraine 2012

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directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych, comedy, 88 min, eng subtitles written by Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska, Mamaciej Sobieszczañski, Malgorzata Sobieszczanska
with Taras Denysenko, Vitaliy Linetskiy, Semen Furman, Lesia Samayeva

Tolik comes from a long line of doctors, but he is unhappy with his profession of psychotherapist. Tolik hates his patients, and finally he loses his job after fighting with some of them. Tolik faces this incident as a positive turnaround in his life. Finally his dream of becoming a "free" poet has a chance of coming true and, maybe if he's lucky enough, fame and fortune will come soon. Trying to incarnate his new ideas, Tolik faces a strange and burlesque Ukrainian reality that he hadn’t noticed earlier. “Although the story is in some ways familiar, Vasyanovych ties together his exploration of human desires, shortcomings, pain, and enthusiasms in an unconventional way using despair, humor, and yes, even poetry.” Ali Kinsella, Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University.

Odessa IFF 2012 (Don Quixote Award)

Le film raconte l’histoire de Tolik, un psy ukrainien âgé de plus ou moins 40 ans, qui n'en peut plus de ses patients et prend la décision de fermer son cabinet de psychothérapie et de devenir poète. En essayant de transformer ce projet en réalité, Tolik découvre une réalité ukrainienne étrange et burlesque qu’il n'avait pas remarquée auparavant.

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