A father travels with a UN envoy to the isolated town of Tashlinsk in search of his daughter, who has been institutionalized by a group of "non-humans". He must race against time before the... See full summary »
Commentary of a specialist of contemporary Russian cinema
In this film one can feel even stronger the eccentricity which will appear in the following film of the author "The Days of Eclipse"(88). Characters with extraordinary behavior, horizontally flattened documentary materials of 1-t World War and of people and wild animals in Africa, and at last, a soldier and an airship intruding into the drama of the characters as if from the documentary shots... Growling sound of cannons or guns and monotonous music of electric gongs link these two parallel worlds to concentrate the dramatic tension up to the unbelievable finale, where deformed birds and giraffes run away from the absurd, lunatic world of human being.
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