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Compartment Number 6

Country: Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany, Language: Russian, Finnish, 107 mins

Original Title

Hytti nro 6
  • Director: Juho Kuosmanen
  • Writer: Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen, Rosa Liksom, Livia Ulman
  • Producer: Melanie Blocksdorf, Natalya Drozd, Paria Eskandari, Emilia Haukka, Sergey Kasatov, Fabian Linder, Jussi Rantamäki, Anneli Savitski, Sergey Selyanov, Riina Sildos, Jamila Wenske

CGiii Comment

Not exactly the trip of a lifetime...but, a trip that will change the course for two lives...unexpectedly so!

Prim and proper encounters [and is stuck with] debauched and deranged...for a couple of days and nights in a rickety old sleeping compartment on a rickety old train, staffed by a terrifying Russian matriarch. What could possibly go wrong? Well, just about everything...unpredictably so!

The ice inside the compartment - slowly - begins to thaw. Opposites attract and you can't get more opposite than these two! Academic lesbian versus bullish brute!

Yuriy Borisov delivers a performance that defies compartmentalising...he's disgusting, he's charming, he's a thug, he's caring...he's everyone's bad boy and you know what they say about bad boys!?! But...will this bad boy's allure be lost on this sapphic swot? He certainly has his work cut out for him...nothing quite like a challenge!

There is one scene which is pure physical's at that point, we see the true boy - it's both hysterical and utterly endearing...and, paves the way for an extraordinary journey and relationship.

This is a double act quite like no other, nothing is played for laughs. This is a journey like no other, all aboard the Arctic Express, freezing! It's neither a comedy nor a drama nor even a romance. This is travelogue at its very, very best...for those who have really travelled, this film will bring back all those mad, bad and fab people you met along the way. Some even stick! Just like this sticks!

As cold as it will - most certainly - warm the cockles of the iciest of hearts.


The(ir) Blurb...

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment no. 6 to face the truth about their own yearning for human connection.

Cast & Characters

Yuriy Borisov (as Vadim)
Dinara Drukarova (as Irina)
Polina Aug (as Receptionist)
Seidi Haarla (as Laura)
Galina Petrova (as Train station clerk)
Konstantin Murzenko (as Guest at the party)
Sergey Agafonov (as Sergey)
Mikhail Brashinskiy (as Guest at the party)
Tomi Alatalo (as Sasha)
Vladimir Lysenko
Natalya Drozd (as Guest at the party)
Viktor Chuprov (as Train waiter)
Maria Kljukina (as Girl from the group)
Galina Sidorova (as Receptionist's colleague)
Julia Aug (as Natalia)
Nadezhda Kulakova (as Nadia)
Vasif Mustafaev (as Taxi driver)
Vitaliy Lisitsyn (as Moonshiner)
Maria Panikarovskaya (as Girl from the group)
Vyacheslav Grankovskiy (as Guest at the party)
Igor Babanov (as Fisherman)
Egor Afanasev (as Moonshiner)
Tihon Filimonov (as Child of Nadia & Sergey)
Lidia Kostina (as Lidia)
Vasily Zinkevich (as Moonshiner)