Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth? From the meat ... See full summary »
In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city.
Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.
Hysterical. The pre-crisis (1998) city of Moscow at its best.
This is simply the best Russian movie of the last decade. The plot is really irrelevant, although I wouldn't call it thin: gangsters try to recover money presumably stolen by a courier, who is dating two sisters and their mother (obvious reference to Chekov's `Three sisters', who dreamed of moving to Moscow). Now they do live in Moscow. and nothing changes for them!
There's fun and violence, and more fun. Most of the jokes and contextual and might not be readily understandable by non-Russian audience. Still, the movie is worth seeing just for the cinematography, light, act and entourage of the city now defunct (the crisis of 1998 destroyed the Moscow as shown in `Moskva'). The dialog is also brilliant, however I can't imagine it being adequately translated.
A must-see for anyone interested in the ways of modern Russia.
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