New Year in Russian - controlled and ruthless element. While residents preparing for a major national holiday, Lenka Shabadinova works at kiosk till midnight. She does not even know that ...
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A mother wants to reunite with her twin daughters. A young couple marry in church, but immediately after the ceremony, God - or maybe the Devil, or maybe Blind Fate - tests their love in ... See full summary »
There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs ... See full summary »
Provincial Vika travels by train to St. Petersburg, where she meets a scientific employee of the Kunstkammer - Lisa. Lisa invites her temporarily stay at her home. Vicka will turn the life of Lisa into a series of endless parties.
31th of December. Moscow impossible traffic jams. Haste without results, help from which no one becomes easier. Conversations about the endless little things in which life passes - and ... See full summary »
A young man drops out of university and goes to the police. He's done nothing wrong he just wants a job. A particular job. Playing the victim in murder reconstructions. Maybe by getting close to death he can manage to cheat on his own.
Adequacy is relative. Vitalik, the main character of the movie, seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks ... See full summary »
About men, about women, about essential reality of their relationships in bright and good looking Moscow. The whole film is the lecture about love like it is a child of chemistry and ... See full summary »
New Year in Russian - controlled and ruthless element. While residents preparing for a major national holiday, Lenka Shabadinova works at kiosk till midnight. She does not even know that New Year's Eve has prepared a crazy scenario for her.
Certainly, a major deviation from the kvas-patriotic drivel aiming at the unwashed masses. In fact, a quite plausible depiction of the said masses. Would be funny, if it weren't cutting too close to comfort. Bewildering snapshot of 'Russia today'. However, redemption is perhaps sometimes found even amidst this bleak landscape - one just has to stumble upon a yellow brick road, which is ultimately not yellow, not brick, and more of a maze than a road to anywhere. A fitting epitome of daily living in Russia, especially outside of Moscow or St. Pete. As grotesque as some characters may be - and some of the vignettes are oddly focused on corpophilia - they are still not too far from reality, which, on one hand adds to the credibility of the plot lines, but on the other throws in an additional dollop of gray and black to the already dark backdrop.
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