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Dazzling Moscow. Max, 30, living fast, a handsome, witty, wealthy and
successful businessman, expected to become the director of the Moscow
branch of an international bank. "I made it in life" he says at the
beginning of the film. What does he do with all that? Earn lots, spend
lots: trendy clubs, womanising, sports cars, drugs, alcohol, burning
the candle at both ends. Nothing is going to stop him, or is it? Enter
Julya, met by chance: young, attractive, full of dreams, member of a
gang of crazy revolutionary idealists who think money stinks and to
lead such an empty life as Max does stinks even more.
A moralising, somewhat predictable film: chaos and a dissipated life versus an orderly one, the corrupting power of money, egoism, the pointlessness of it all.
Splendid acting by many of the main characters, particularly by Danila Kozlovsky, who plays Max, very convincing as a modern anti-hero. A portrait of the brightest and best snared by Russia's money and fast life, but with a good heart hidden away somewhere, which may be recovered provided they are ready to go all the way through purgatory.
picture of a world. adaptation of a novel. search of a young man to define himself. and for understand. it can be a moral lesson, a parable, another Russian movie about cruel reality. but , in same measure, it can be an interesting film. the acting is well, the script - not bad, the message - not new but comfortable for many of viewers expectations. only special element is the violence of language but in East cinema - Romanian films are a good example - it is not a serious problem. a mirror film. not for his characters inspiring the story but for the public who discover the skin/the trash of that side of reality. Danila Kozlovsky does a decent role and the manner to present the story remains fresh and credible each moment. so, a Russian film like seed of reflection about common problems and the resurrection of a soul.
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