Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
Russian cinema thread
It is not that I watch a lot of Russian movies, though I have like 50 tapes with many Soviet/Russian classics.. And each time one of my friends or relatives crosses the pond westwards I am getting to see some new tapes/DVDs..
This week I happen to see "Vojna" ( War ) by Balabanov.. First of all, the movie is perhaps socially honest, well made, but I found it to be quite an unpleasant experience. Well, it is about war, so perhaps it was supposed to be so. The movie is very negative, the scene with hero's father seem to be created with exclusive purpose of speaking out the movie's manifesto - "Õîðîøî ÷òî áûë íà âîéíå. Âîéíà èç ïàðíÿ ìóæèêà äåëàåò", "Â ìóæèêå ñèëà, âñ¸ íà í¸ì äåðæèòñÿ", "Ñåé÷àñ áû âñòàòü äà íà âîéíó", "Ðàçëþáèë - áðîñàé".. Also Mr. Bodrov is highly inconvincing as captured paratrooper officer. He does not exactly look like someone living in "zindan" and starving.. All heroes are bulletproof, but that's OK.. Anyone seen this one?
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