Granitsa. Tayozhnyy roman (TV Mini-Series 2001– ) Poster

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Movie, not a miniseries
janeiz16 November 2005
This "movie" is listed as "mini" which means there are several versions. I borrowed a video from a friend which was 126 minutes, not the 400+ credited on the IMDb site and my grades apply to the movie, not the series. I do understand Russian but not enough to judge dialog. I can tell however that the story told is rather thin. It is a not very original story about two man and the one woman they both love. The love story is not very elaborate because a crime story is intertwined (but not adequately finished). Setting is unusual for the western viewer (the Russian far east, an army town) but we do not get many shots of the local scenery. Musical score is downright terrible (music, image and action never match properly) although a beautiful song by Lyube is used ("Prinesi menya reka") Actors perform well though.
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