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Nirvana (I) (2008)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  3 July 2008 (Russia)
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Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight... See full summary »

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Alisa
Mariya Shalayeva ...
Vel (as Mariya Shalaeva)
Artur Smolyaninov ...
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Laruss
Andrey Khabarov ...
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Young Alisa is fed up with her life in Moscow, and moves to St. Petersburg. Her roommates in the collective flat are two junkies, Vel and her boyfriend Valera the Dead Man. First they fight, but soon the two women form a friendship. Together they even go after the Petersburg underworld when Dead Man is abducted because he can't pay his debts. Written by Anna Hoffmann

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Do not believe the average score! (read)
30 November 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Stockholms international film festival earlier today. I found the movie fascinating as it had an atmosphere so thick that one could cut it with a butter knife.

I think the main reason why people seems to have disliked it is because of what it is and what it is not. I think people who disliked it, didn't like the idea of a futuristic St Petersburg and didn't like the futuristic art, clothing and make-up or the cold sterile/dirty contrasts. But that is what the picture was focused on and with that in that in mind it took all of the aforementioned things and executed them in a very beautiful way. The film didn't try to be a "normal" picture in any way and that kind of criticism, which I presume is the reason why people have been negative, is therefore stupid and irrelevant. The end of the film makes the most astounding contrast and gives the film a whole new view.

Furthermore, it features great cinematography and was very well casted as every actor feels as if they were born to make their role-characters come to life on the silver screen. I was impressed by the film and hopes that it reaches the audience it deserves. It could very well become a Blade Runner or Dark City of Russia.


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