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Originally conceived as both a stage and film production, it was filmed during its seven-week rehearsal period as a play. The theatre opening never took place, so the film version is all that's left. See more »

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only a Mikhalkov
12 August 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

nothing new. at first sigh. a man. a woman. tension, fear, expectation, need of the other, shadows of past. at the second, the brilliant science of image. the remarkable performance of actors. the delicate - precise script.a film about search of sense. and about fall. about victory, light, hope and the fight against past.a Russian story but it is universal. because it is not complicate. the same need of sense is the prey of each day for many of us. a Mikhalkov film. another. but the purpose is the same - to translate the ordinary signs in images as key to viewer deep rooms of soul. touching, profound, almost cruel. beautiful because it is delicate honest work.must see it ! not for fame of its director but for the delicacy of images and acting.


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