Dima is a student who is working as a plumber on the side. One night when he’s out to inspect a burst steam pipe in a large building he discovers a crack in the wall. He realizes that the building is about to collapse, and when he tries to save the 800 people living in the building, by confronting the people in charge, he gets tangled up in a web of dark secrets, corruption, and lying politicians. The Fool is one of many Russian films in the recent years that highlights the harsh circumstances oligarchical privilege and lawlessness leads to for Russian citizens. Stephen Holden at The New York Times summarizes his feelings after the film: “The Fool is a hard movie to shake”.