What happens in a family when the father is an alcoholic, and how that
family and little boy survives. A picture too many of us know all too well,
shown with mercy, clarity and compassion. Incredibly well-acted, written and
directed by all concerned.
Amazing that the demon alcohol "practices what he preaches" all over the
world, whether it is in the United States or Russia, where the film takes
place. Wish I could buy this film; it was the first time I could come to
some kind of terms with my own experiences of the helplessness of children
when they are faced with alcoholism in their parents and the ones they love
and rely on. The little boy did magnificently.
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