Scene from the film No Place for Fools
Scene from the film No Place for Fools
Scene from the film No Place for Fools
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No Place for Fools

  • Russia
  • Bulgaria
  • United States
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The internet, madness, and old and new Russia - these are the touchpoints of this film standing at the fine line between performance and raw documentary. Sergei Astahov is a mentally disabled man who spends most of his time closed up in his Moscow flat, sending his messages out into the world in the form of videoblogs. For a single man, the camera becomes his sole partner and repetitive speaking a demonstration of life. In his missives, he confesses his homosexuality, his admiration for President Putin, and his belief in the Orthodox faith. Paradoxically, his mind is the meeting point for all the extremes of the Russian world, which has no place for the mentally ill.


  • Original title
    Durakam zdes ne mesto
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Oleg Mavromatti
  • DOP
    Oleg Mavromatti
  • Editing
    Oleg Mavromati, Boryana Rossa
  • Sound
    Andrei Guryanov
  • Duration
    86 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Russia
    • Bulgaria
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF 2015
    • IFF Rotterdam 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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