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Buben, baraban (2009)

Katya, 45 year old head of the library, falls in love with a sailor. However, he goes on Katie to her best friend. Having inherited from his father's apartment, Kate is ready to give it to ... See full summary »

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Katya, 45 year old head of the library, falls in love with a sailor. However, he goes on Katie to her best friend. Having inherited from his father's apartment, Kate is ready to give it to the man who kills girlfriend, to take away from her beloved.

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Very tedious, difficult drama
28 February 2010 | by (Serbia and Montenegro) – See all my reviews

A classic realistic psychological Russian drama film. Very difficult to watch, slow and deliberate, an art movie. Shot in a decrepit mining town, somewhere in the forgotten post-Soviet provinces. Bleak and desolate, it offers the perfect backdrop for the sadly flawed and run-down characters. A former Russian Navy captain laid off, a librarian and her assistant, a shady dentist, are the main characters. I am not versed in the film-school speak, but there are a lot of brutal long closeups, scrutinizing and revealing the actors a lot. The actors had done a great job, there is a lot of psychological stuff and nuances, and it feels realistic. 2,3 minute scenes, portraits of characters, no music at all. A solemn atmosphere of despair. I saw it in a film festival, afterward I went to have a beer. Incredibly depressing, not for the faint of heart.


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