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I thought this was a really beautiful movie. It is not the type of movie that can be a big commercial success, I don't think you have to be Russian to 'get it'. Actually in general I think it is wrong to try and understand a movie from the supposition that there is only one explanation and one correct interpretation. Obviously it tells us of a barren, vast country, where man struggles with the earth. The imagery is really powerful, it sticks in your head. The actors do a fabulous job. Lighting, decor and photography are just absolutely right there on perfection. I recommend this for people who want a feast for their eyes, mind and soul.
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