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A spunky country girl lands a job as a servant in Moscowand gets her first taste of the middle classes when shebecomes entangled in the lives of the residents of anentire block of flats. An observant, essentially lovingcharacter sketch of a community that never seems to stopto catch its breath, The House on Trubnaya Square mixesperceptive satire (including some well-placed anti-bureaucraticbarbs) with cinematic surprises (from surrealism tostop-motion) and burlesques of other Soviet stylists(Eisenstein and his crowds, Vertov and his tramcars).Adapted from Pacific Film Archive program notes.

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