Filth and Wisdom

Synopsis: In London, A.K. is a Ukrainian Gypsy, seeking fame as a rocker, doing odd jobs: he's a dom, drives a hack, and runs errands for his neighbor, a poet full of self pity since going blind. A.K's flatmates are Holly, a ballerina who becomes a reluctant stripper in need of coaching, and Juliette, a pill-popping assistant at a pharmacy run by an Indian tired of his marriage. Juliette, estranged from her family, dreams of helping the poor children of Africa; A.K. has a crush on Holly; Juliette's boss lusts after her. Her hapless sister calls from time to time. The poet despairs. Is there a route from filth to wisdom for these souls? Can they find fun and fulfillment? A.K. provides philosophical comment.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Madonna
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

Still I miss Carpaty!

Miss Carpaty, miss Carpaty

Miss Carpaty, miss Carpaty

Sojuzivka is the best

Oh, how I miss Carpaty!

Have a nice day, professor.

- Morning, Sardeep.

- Morning, morning. Please hurry.

- We have many bloody customers today.

- Okay.

- Come, come, come.

- Okay.

Okay. Hurry, hurry, hurry.

- Give me a minute.

- All right.

Oh, Juliette.

Bloody hell.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.


It'll just be a few moments, okay?


Hi, Chloe.

- How are you?

- Fine, thanks.

I'm a little busy right now.

- Dad says hello.

- Hello, Dad.

Yeah, he's hoping you'll get sick

of this hideous job,

change your mind about going

to medical school.

Since when did you become his

step-and-fetch-it dog?

I'm not going to medical school.

I want to help people,

not rip them off on Harley Street.

Dad helps people.

Yeah, he has the healing touch.

We both know that.


Thank you. Miss? Excuse me?

Thank you.

Spare change?

Why can't you just let go

of the past?

That's exactly what I'm doing.

I miss you.

Are you all right there, Sar?

Deep in thought, are we, my son?

Hello, Mickey. You all right?

I didn't see you there.

- Good, thank you.

- Just this?

- Yes, please.

- Okay.

Can I? Thank you very much,

and here's your change.

- Thank you.

- And a bag. You want a bag?

- Yes, please.

- Of course you want a bag.

- Your bag.

- Thank you.

- By the way, how is the wife and kids?

- Fine.

Nice, liking your style. Quality.


Why is everyone obsessed with

these bloody, starving Africans?

Oh, hello.

- I'll have the money by next week.

- Yeah, no worries.

I mean, you know, there's no rush.

Just when you can.

I'm sorry. You know I'd give it to you.

Take Holly, for example.

She's got herself

a swamp there too.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, Madonna is known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in music videos and on stage. She has also frequently reinvented both her music and image while maintaining autonomy within the recording industry. Besides sparking controversy, her works have been praised by music critics. Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists. more…

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