Inside the Chornobyl exclusion zone Grandma Prisa, the family matriarch, consorts with water nymphs, eats a diet filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms, and claims to have personally stabbed ...
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Inside the Chornobyl exclusion zone Grandma Prisa, the family matriarch, consorts with water nymphs, eats a diet filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms, and claims to have personally stabbed 12 SS soldiers to death during World War II. She lives together with her divorced and chronically ill daughter Slava and grandson Vova. Unexpectedly, their measured life comes to an end - Grandma Prisa receives a mystical warning about an impending catastrophe.
To understand this movie, you have to ignore all the juicy details used as framing. The stalkers, the mushrooms, the aliens - these are just things brought into the movie to make it a bit more interesting, but they mostly lead to no conclusion. It's like watching a movie about the life of an NPC character in Stalker games, some side quest character that lives its own little life while some great stuff is happening out there. The main theme of this movie is about the struggle of Ukrainian people between an uncaring government and impoverished infrastructure left behind from the Soviet times, but if this was done with no mysticism and sci-fi, it wouldn't have been as much fun as it was. The main character, old lady Paraska, is a lot of fun to watch, but the cgi and makeup are on the cheap side.
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