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The Village Detective: A Song Cycle

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Genres: Documentary
Starring: Mihail Žarov
Director: Bill Morrison
Plot Synopsis:

During the summer of 2016, a fishing boat off the shores of Iceland made a most curious catch: four reels of 35mm film, seemingly of Soviet provenance. Unlike the film find explored in Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time, it turned out this discovery wasn’t a lost work of major importance, but an incomplete print of a popular comedy starring beloved Russian actor Mihail Žarov. Does that mean it has no value? Morrison thought not. To him, the heavily water-damaged print, and the way it surfaced, could be seen as a fitting reflection on the life of Žarov, who loved this role so much that he even co-directed a sequel to it. In The Village Detective: a song cycle Morrison uses the story as a jumping off point for his latest meditation on cinema’s past, offering a journey into Soviet history and film accompanied by a gorgeous score by Pulitzer and Grammy®-winning composer David Lang.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: November 23rd, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 2021
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino Lorber
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):English: DTS-HD MA 2.0
    Audio Formats:1.78:1
    Special Features:
    • Three short films by Bill Morrison: Buried News (2021, 12 minutes), let me come in (2021, 11 minutes), Sunken Films (2020, 11 minutes)
    • Trailer