Back in the USSR

Yarn about a much-stolen Russian icon, made by Corman protégé Deran Sarafian, in which Polanski features as a black marketeer with a violent sense of humour: too farcical to be a thriller; too brutal to be a comedy; and insufficiently sure-footed to be a comedy-thriller.

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Deran Sarafian
Screenwriter: Lindsay Smith, Ilmar Taska
Cast: Frank Whaley
Natalya Negoda
Roman Polanski
Andrew Divof
Dey Young
Brian Blessed