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A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Chantal Akerman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chantal Akerman  writer

Produced by
François Le Bayon .... producer
Marilyn Watelet .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Bernard Delville 
Raymond Fromont 
Film Editing by
Claire Atherton 
Agnès Bruckert 
Production Management
Helena Van Dantzig .... production manager
Marilyn Watelet .... production manager
Szymon Zaleski .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Szymon Zaleski .... assistant director
Sound Department
Thomas Gauder .... sound
Pierre Mertens .... sound
Didier Pêcheur .... sound
Etienne Curchod .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Youri Sviridov .... electrician
Valeri Tikohnov .... electrician
Nicolas Zouiev .... camera assistant
Music Department
Natalia Chakhovskaia .... musician: cello
Sonia Wieder-Atherton .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Igor Sladkov .... chauffeur
Other crew
Laurence Bourgeois .... production secretary
Antoinette Lazzaroli .... production secretary
Valentina Mikhailovskaia .... production assistant
Nicolas Orlov .... production assistant
Loudmila Priciajnaia .... production staff

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107 min | Argentina:110 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Where and why?, 10 January 2010
Author: nalasa1 from United States

Chantal Akerman's film is a sort of documentary of Eastern Europe and Russia after the Berlin Wall fell and Communism was basically abolished. You are shown beautifully filmed winter pictures in various countries with crowds of people waiting for buses and/or trains. Some scenes are quite effective: a long sequence in some train station, people dancing in some club. Most of the faces Akerman shows look unhappy. I have heard some Eastern Europeans say that they were at least secure under Communism but were left in the lurch when they had to immediately fend for themselves. I suppose that is Akerman's point. What bothered me most was that I had no idea where the filming was taking place. In what country or city where were the streetcars and snow covered roads? As a traveler, I found this quite frustrating. Occasionally you hear people shouting in some language but there is no translation.

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