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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Italian Kidnapping

Films by Gianni Amelio, a contemporary Italian filmmaker, show this week at the Central House of Cinematographers. See "Il Ladro di bambini," or "Kidnapper," his 1992 film about a police officer who escorts a young prostitute and her brother to a young offenders camp. It runs through Sunday in Italian with Russian voice-over at 7 p.m. weekdays and at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Big Hall of the House, 13 Vasilyevskaya Ulitsa. For a free invitation, call the Italian Cultural Institute at 956-6092. Nearest metro: Mayakovskaya.

Selling of Souls

On Wednesday, don't miss "Victim of the Century," an energetic, showy staging of Ostrovsky's comedy "The Last Victim," about a group of people willing to sell anything for the right price. Directed by Andrei Goncharov, the play starts at 7 p.m. at the Mayakovsky Theater at 19 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa. Tickets cost 10 to 100 rubles (55 cents to $5.55). Tel. 290-4658. Nearest metro: Arbatskaya.

Reinventing a Legend

Boris Grebenshchikov, a legendary Russian rock star, will reveal his new image and album, the result of a collaboration with St. Petersburg group Deadushki. Also featuring alternative band Tequilajazzz, the concert starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gorbunov Club at 27 Ulitsa Novozavodskaya. Tickets cost 190 to 300 rubles ($10.55 to $16.65). Tel. 145-8098. Nearest metro: Bagrationovskaya.