The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog is a 1994 Russian drama film directed by Semyon Aranovich. It was entered into the 44th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution.


Former criminal Sergei meets Vera - an elderly unhappy woman who lives in a dormitory. After Sergei commits another crime, they run together and along the way they accidentally get into a zone contaminated by radiation. Sergei decides to stay there, but Vera does not leave him. At that moment three looters come to the territory.

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    director Semyon Aranovich
    editor Tamara Guseva
    genre drama
    musicBy Oleg Karavaychuk
    producer Semyon Aranovich