In one of the post-soviet countries, where sexual taboos are still ruling the society and strong traditions of Catholicism and homophobia are alive, family members and couple of friends come together to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself... See full summary »
The story of the generation who lived through the entire Soviet period is told through the main character: his childhood spent in a village, true friendship, work in Soviet Klaipeda, thrilling eroticism, and a final, fatal love.
Young provincial girl Vile; comes to the big town with ambitions about high education. She tries to find a rented apartment for living and leaded by strange hand-made sticker Vile; meets boyish looking and always wearing a T-Shirt with anarchy symbol on it girl Sandra. Mutual sympathy and Vile; becomes Sandra's tenant. From her first days in the big town Vile; gets a perfect guide - always strong and optimistic Sandra. Easily splurged with anarchy notion big town's girl tries to show to her new friend that there is a ways how to fight loneliness, indifference and cold - things that surrounded world of a big town. Under Sandra's anarchistic philosophy's leadership Vile; leisurely throws away her provincial modesty and fears, but incidental meeting with member of big town's punk community overturn all her new views. Vile; understands that Sandra's "anarchy" has nothing to do with alternative underground culture or politics the more especially as Sandra suddenly shows perfect criminal ... Written by
I won't delve into plot details -- you can get a summary of the plot within seconds of Googling -- but get right down to business: this movie is a pain to sit through. I wanted to turn it off after 30 minutes, but I stuck with it (consequently, I'm a bit mad now about having wasted my time).
Well, what's wrong with it, you ask me? It's the direction. The interactions between the characters feel so unnatural and stiff -- like in a real Lithuanian movie! I can't imagine why would anyone would want the dialogue to be so prolonged, awkward, and boring, delivered without any flair or wit. The actors just mumble awkwardly throughout the whole movie. Who talks like that? Answer: people in Lithuanian movies.
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