In The Russians! Tom Lanoye brings together Chekhov's early work Ivanov and Platonov and turned it into a contemporary black comedy. An adaptation of a kaleidoscopic piece full of dark humour and stinging social criticism. Ivo Van Hove directs the portrait of as many as eighteen characters. This marathon piece, involving practically the entire ensemble of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, takes approx. 5 hours.