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Short Stories (2012)
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Short Stories (2012)
Original name: Рассказы
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and reads at least one page. There are four stories in the manuscript, and four readers whose lives are changed after reading them. The situations range from realistic to absurd to thrilling to create a rich portrait of life in contemporary Russia and showcase the thoughts, feelings and ambitions of people who live there.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, feel good, unusual plot structure, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: publisher, corruption, bribe, multiple storylines, supernatural, family relations, family life, older man younger woman relationship, librarian, society, couples, plan, storytelling, psychic, writers, president, wedding planning, military enlistment

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