The cheerless life of many russian women in this beginning of century
Natasza,an attractive teacher, married with a nice guy, Andrei, lives in Moscow with her two girls, Masza and Katia.After losing his job, Andrei starts to drink. Desperate, Natasza decides to go to Varsovia with her best friend, Vera, and her daughter Masza to sell second-hand clothes bought very cheap in Moscow. But in Varsovia, Vera is involved in drug business and finally found murdered. To subsist, Olga starts to sell her body and becomes a luxurious prostitute. She tries by all means to keep Masza out of this sad world, full of sexual weirdness. The ability of directress Marta Mészáros and the talent of actresses Olga Droz-dova, Ewa Telega and Masza Petraniuk make of this picture one of the best made in Poland those last years. Mészáros shows us a sensitive and poetical portraiture of many women in the present Russia, obliged to use the saddest means to make a living. A very good film indeed !
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