The Suit (2003 film)

The Suit (Russian: Шик) is a 2003 movie by Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov with collaboration from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. The film script is written by Oleg Antonov and is a free adaption of Ray Bradbury's 1958 short story The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.

The Suit
Directed byBakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Screenplay byOleg Antonov (Playwright)
Produced byRuben Dishdishyan
Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov
Karl Baumgartner
StarringArtur Smolyaninov
Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė
Andrei Panin
Nikolai Fomenko
Music byDaler Nazarov
Release date
  • 2003 (2003)
Running time
92 minutes

Plot summaryEdit

Three youngster living in a small coastal town at the Black Sea spend their time roving about. Some day they discover a black pinstriped Gucci suit in the window of a fashion shop in the big city, where they have to go by ferry. They plan to obtain this specific suit in order to appear as successful and confident adults once they wear it. After a couple of efforts, they manage to acquire the suit and agree to take turns wearing it.

Shtyr puts the suit on to upgrade his image. Wearing the suit, he easily creeps into the champagne reception of a luxury cruise ship, and later he tries to have a talk with his father, who left the family long ago and works as a sophisticated tailor in town.

Geka wears the suit hoping to gain respect from his step mother Asya, who apparently is cheating his father by dating other guys. On the one hand he detests Asya for her more or less obvious sluttishness, on the other hand he appears to be attracted by her.

Mute uses the suit to impress Dina, a beautiful jewish fishmonger he became fond of, but is only used by her in order to get rid of a bothersome man named Artur.

The efforts of all three juveniles wearing the suit end in tragedy.

Filming locationEdit

The Suit was shot in the Crimea in the cities of Sevastopol and Jalta and the surrounding areas. The opening scene takes place in the cave fortress of Inkerman. [1]



The premiere of Shik was on February 9, 2003 at the Berlinale Talents in Germany. In Russia, the film was first shown on 23 July 2003 at the Moscow International Film Festival.[2]


  • 2002 Sochi Grand Prize (Best Russian Film)[3]
  • 2003 Tokyo Special Jury Prize: Best Artistic Contribution[3]


  1. ^ "Кино снятое в Крыму" [Films shot on the Crimea] (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  2. ^ IMDB Release Info
  3. ^ a b IMDB Awards Page

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