A bored young wife finds her life transformed after a torrid affair. Suffocated by a life with her meek husband and domineering mother-in-law, Katya starts a deadly liaison with the intense Sergei. (Russian with English subtitles)
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one of a few good films made in Russia in the last decade
It's a good movie. As almost all the modern Russian movies it has a significant Hollywood feel to it, but all in all it's in the good old tradition. The acting is good (almost always), the plot is simple and effective. Quite a few scenes are done really good. In a sense it combines the depth of European (Russian) movies with power and speed of Hollywood. For example compare the scene of break up of Lesha and Rita with the drugs deal in the airport which is made in the best traditions of Tarantino. All in all good movie worth watching.
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