Director: André Schreuders / Ukraine / The Netherlands 2007
Category: Creative Documentary
Production: André Schreuders: AS Film
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
Length: 59 minutes
Alec Kopyt, a musician from Amsterdam returns to Moldavanka – once the poor Jewish neighbourhood of Odessa – his place of birth and the cradle of old-time Russian Mafia songs (Blatnyak). He is looking for musicians to play together these songs in the restaurant of an old friend. While strolling along the picturesque yards of the ruinous slums, we meet colourful Odesits who resemble the ancient heroes of the street songs we hear. A touching portrait of a neighbourhood, its music and performers.