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Dancing communist pirates on a train = revolution

 Discussing the question of when the Russian Revolution changed from revolution to counter-revolution, a friend of mine gave, I think, the only unassailable answer: in 1920, when Trotsky stopped fighting the civil war by traveling around on a train with a brass band.

I was reminded of this when &catherine posted something about the tATu best of, which I wasn’t aware of but which is pretty good. Apart from most of the tracks from Dangerous and Moving, the album includes the closest tATu have yet come to dubstep, a pleasingly eerie remix of “Cosmos,” and a “Bollywood” version of “Craving.” Which works surprisingly well, but more importantly served to remind me of a great film I saw a while back (with, coincidentally, the same friend who so wisely analyzed the Russian Revolution), Bhagam Bhag.

The film is about a group of actors from India who come over to London
to do a show and, broadly speaking, hilarity ensues. They accidentally
get mixed up with drug dealers, then get embroiled in a Vertigo-esque
mystery, while being chased around London by an enraged  ex-rock star.
And, of course, they still find time to put on their play which is, for
reasons that are never made clear, about communist pirates on a train.

Watch: Communist pirates dancing, from Bhagam Bhag