The revolution turns the Guliachins’ world upside down. First they must track down members of the working class to pose as relatives. And there’s ‘Copenhagen Twilight’ to replace with a portrait of Karl Marx. But in a bizarre case of mistaken identity, the cook is confused for the Grand Duchess Anastasia… or a call girl, depending on whether she is in or out of her dress.

Banned for decades in the USSR, this uproarious new version of Nikolai Erdman’s lost comic masterpiece exposes a society riddled with hypocrisy and confusion.

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