Somewhere between Saint Petersburg and the town of Uglich is a deserted belltower. Those who enter the belltower go straight to heaven - if they are chosen. No one knows how it works. But it is certain that happiness awaits there.
That is what a man, known as the bandit, tells his acquaintance the musician. The men do not hesitate for a moment: they want to go there. They don’t care that this mysterious portal to paradise is in an area seriously polluted with radiation. In the end, a group of five embark on the journey: the musician, the bandit, his friend, the latter’s old father and a female hitchhiker.
Me Too is confrontational and grim, as we may expect from Balabanov (Of Freaks and Men, Cargo 200, Morphia), one of Russia’s leading directors. But the film also has an element of black comedy and an unexpectedly esoteric side. Take special note of what the boy with prophetic powers (played by Balabanov’s son) says in one of the first scenes.

Original title
Ja tozhe hochu
Filmmaker
Alexei Balabanov
Country
Russia
Year
2012
Medium
DCP
Length
83’
Language
Russian
Producer
Sergey Selyanov
Production Company
CTB Film Company
Sales
Intercinema Agency
Writer
Alexei Balabanov
Cinematography
Alexander Simonov
Editor
Tatyana Kuzmicheva
Production Design
Anastasia Karimulina
Sound Design
Stanislav Miheev
Music
Leonid Fedorov
Cast
Alexei Balabanov, Yuri Matveyev
Website
https://www.intercinema.ru/me-too