History Film / LittleOdessa

13th Mar '16 12:46:17 AM GrammarNavi
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''Little Odessa'' is a 1994 American movie about the Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Brighton Beach and the bad things that happen to one particular DysfunctionalFamily. It consists of Arkady, the adulterous father who makes ends meet working at a newsstand; his wife, dying of a brain tumor; and the younger son Reuben, a soft-spoken, clever boy intent on cutting school, smoking weed, and watching movies. There is also an elder son, Joshua (TimRoth), who is a hitman for the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] and was therefore banished from home. He has to return to Brooklyn to off an Iranian jeweller, and awkwardly tries to make peace with his family in the process. [[{{Tragedy}} It does not go well]].

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''Little Odessa'' is a 1994 American movie about the Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Brighton Beach and the bad things that happen to one particular DysfunctionalFamily. It consists of Arkady, the adulterous father who makes ends meet working at a newsstand; his wife, dying of a brain tumor; and the younger son Reuben, a soft-spoken, clever boy intent on cutting school, smoking weed, and watching movies. There is also an elder son, Joshua (TimRoth), (Creator/TimRoth), who is a hitman for the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] and was therefore banished from home. He has to return to Brooklyn to off an Iranian jeweller, and awkwardly tries to make peace with his family in the process. [[{{Tragedy}} It does not go well]].
10th Nov '15 4:06:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* AloofBigBrother (Joshua)
* BigApplesauce

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* DownerEnding

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* IneffectualLoner: Joshua.
* KosherNostra
* MoralityPet: Reuben and his mother for the protagonist.
* ObliviousYoungerSibling

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* %%* KosherNostra
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* TheMafiya

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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage

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29th Jul '15 12:22:09 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Little Odessa''''' is a 1994 American movie about the Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Brighton Beach and the bad things that happen to one particular DysfunctionalFamily. It consists of Arkady, the adulterous father who makes ends meet working at a newsstand; his wife, dying of a brain tumor; and the younger son Reuben, a soft-spoken, clever boy intent on cutting school, smoking weed, and watching movies. There is also an elder son, Joshua (TimRoth), who is a hitman for the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] and was therefore banished from home. He has to return to Brooklyn to off an Iranian jeweller, and awkwardly tries to make peace with his family in the process. [[{{Tragedy}} It does not go well]].

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'''''Little Odessa''''' [[quoteright:299:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/little_odessa_poster.jpg]]

''Little Odessa''
is a 1994 American movie about the Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Brighton Beach and the bad things that happen to one particular DysfunctionalFamily. It consists of Arkady, the adulterous father who makes ends meet working at a newsstand; his wife, dying of a brain tumor; and the younger son Reuben, a soft-spoken, clever boy intent on cutting school, smoking weed, and watching movies. There is also an elder son, Joshua (TimRoth), who is a hitman for the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] and was therefore banished from home. He has to return to Brooklyn to off an Iranian jeweller, and awkwardly tries to make peace with his family in the process. [[{{Tragedy}} It does not go well]].
11th Jan '13 2:11:21 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ShallowLoveInterest: Alla, Joshua's ex. To compensate, the actress is pretty and does her job well.

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* ShallowLoveInterest: SatelliteLoveInterest: Alla, Joshua's ex. To compensate, the actress is pretty and does her job well.
10th Nov '12 8:32:27 PM Aiguille
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* CareerKillers: the hitmen are uniformly dressed like [[{{Delinquents}} greasers]] and have to make ends meet in a sucky, bleak, poor neighbourhood.


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* ProfessionalKiller: the hitmen are uniformly dressed like [[{{Delinquents}} greasers]] and have to make ends meet in a sucky, bleak, poor neighbourhood.
31st Jul '12 4:15:25 AM erforce
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'''''Little Odessa''''' is a 1994 American movie about the Russian-Jewish immigrant community in Brighton Beach and the bad things that happen to one particular DysfunctionalFamily. It consists of Arkady, the adulterous father who makes ends meet working at a newsstand; his wife, dying of a brain tumor; and the younger son Reuben, a soft-spoken, clever boy intent on cutting school, smoking weed, and watching movies. There is also an elder son, Joshua (TimRoth), who is a hitman for the [[TheMafiya Russian Mafia]] and was therefore banished from home. He has to return to Brooklyn to off an Iranian jeweller, and awkwardly tries to make peace with his family in the process. [[{{Tragedy}} It does not go well]].

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AloofBigBrother (Joshua)
* BigApplesauce
* BilingualBonus: Yiddish and Russian, though the pronunciation is often off.
* BlackSheep: Joshua's criminal ways lead to him becoming rejected by his father.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Joshua to his dad several times throughout the movie, with increasing violence.
* CareerKillers: the hitmen are uniformly dressed like [[{{Delinquents}} greasers]] and have to make ends meet in a sucky, bleak, poor neighbourhood.
* CityNoir: NYC is bleak and cold and people shoot each other in broad daylight.
* DownerEnding
* DullSurprise: the expression worn by the protagonist for the length of the entire film.
* FakeRussian: Everybody except for some minor characters.
* HappyPlace: the final scene sees Joshua sitting alone in his car and imagining his mother, brother and himself sitting quietly together in the bedroom. This is never to be since [[spoiler:both his mother and brother die]].
* HarmfulToMinors: Reuben witnessing his brother on his, er, job, and subsequently arming himself.
* HitmanWithAHeart (albeit a very cold heart)
* IneffectualLoner: Joshua.
* KosherNostra
* MoralityPet: Reuben and his mother for the protagonist.
* ObliviousYoungerSibling
* ShallowLoveInterest: Alla, Joshua's ex. To compensate, the actress is pretty and does her job well.
* SiblingYinYang: Joshua is cold, violent and not overly bright; Reuben is caring and intelligent.
* SnoopingLittleKid: Reuben. He reads his father's mail and meddles in his brother's affairs, and it doesn't [[DownerEnding end well for him]].
* TheMafiya
* TheQuietOne: Joshua does not do much talking.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage
* YourCheatingHeart: Arkady loves his wife, but cheats on her with a different woman.
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