By Mark Doel
Yerevan, 1995. Armenia has not long suffered the cataclysm of an earthquake and the collapse of
the Soviet empire, a superpower now shattered into fragments. The country is bankrupt; water and electricity are unreliable. Old women scratch a living selling apples in the streets whilst their spiv grandsons trade currency in basement backrooms. Into this landscape is dropped a professor from England with a fistful of dollars to make a video – or so he has been told.
In Soviet Times People Knew Where to Cross the Road is a comedy, mystery, and travel drama wrapped in one. Follow the travels and travails of Tristram Lode as he discovers a parallel world, and it discovers him.
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