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A sad love story
miloustein from Switzerland
16 October 2010
a few day ago I saw A full Breath in Russian language, with no
subtitles. I don't speak Russian, but I thought I will understand the
story, which was the case.
It depicts a holiday couple traveling by car from Moscow to a
fisherman's village near Kerch, in the Crimea. That village once had a
thriving fish market, but now was in decline. The inhabitants lived a
Irina, a business owner in Moscow, must be some 10 years older than her
lover Kostya, and they visited the village because of his childhood
memories. Once he was friends with a ca 10 years younger girl named
Katya, who not only had not forgotten him, but hoped he would return
As Kostya and Katya meet again, Irina, knowing the nature of her
boyfriend, decided not to disturb him - let them live a moment of the
past. She hoped everything would return to normal once they left for
Moscow... But she did not take into account that people from the
fishing village think and feel differently.
The end is sad. Katya and Irina struggle for the love of Kostya. Is
Kostya just naively enjoying the fact that two women love him? How is
his conscience? I cannot judge the dialogs, as said, don't understand
Russky. But you do not need to understand Russian for the film.
The moral can be found in the last few scenes, where we see Katya's
aunt wanting to get rid of the past, but due to some comic accident,
decides differently. The parting images show that life must go on, will
Overall, the acting was good, very natural. To me, Katya and Stepan
were very convincing, not lowering other actors. Besides the tragic
there was some humor, the vodka-addicted policeman, and the "swimmer".
If you have a chance to see this film, please don't hesitate. Nobody
with experience how love can guide will find this film dull.
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