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Two children living in a remote mining town in the distant wastes of Siberia in 1947, survive poverty and hardship through the warmth of their friendship and a shared sense of humour.Written by
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Very interesting look into stark Soviet history, in the time of Gulags and "work settlements," as told through the eyes of children who live there.
In between the squalid conditions, flowers of humanity sprout out, in the form of friendship and ill-appreciated loyalties. This is a tale of understanding what life may or must have been like in such settlements. It strikes a chord with those who can or try to understand such environments. The analogies are quite interesting, as they are critical. (Take the scene for instance, of the parade through the sewage around the school, while hoisting Stalin's portrait on high.)
While not as other Russian imports (VOR/THE THIEF, BURNT BY THE SUN or the French-Russian film, THE EAST), ZAMRI, UMRI, VOSKRESNI! has a message and a decent story to tell.
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