I'm not a big fan of contemporary Russian cinema, but this time it surprised me a lot. This is a movie of totally different kind: smart, precise and artistic. It is not about contemporary Russian life (although the sense of `different life' is everywhere in this move). And it's not about criminals: like in `Hana-bi' and `Sonatine' of Takeshi Kitano, crime is only a symbol. The story is not realistic too. It is done as a deep parable, instead.
The feeling of a `deaf world' is totally believable. The directing is great. The performances are outstanding. Praise to the new Russian cinema, complex and sincere.
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