Three young entrepreneurs start an interior design bureau to renovate old apartments in Saint Petersburg. Their business takes off after they meet their first client, a beautiful free spirit who introduces them to a host of rich clientele and who has a tragic secret she’s reluctant to share.
Having surveyed the socioeconomic terrain of the “Wild Nineties” with his two Brother films, Aleksey Balabanov returns to St Petersburg during a period of relative stability. A touching entrepreneurial comedy, It Doesn’t Hurt Me finds a nation embracing the possibilities of capitalist enterprise.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States