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Zhertva vechernyaya (1988)

The manifestation and fireworks on the 1st of May, one of the ritual celebrations of Soviet times, as a gathering of tired participants of a mass scene falling into pieces without the director's orders and without any aims.

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Aleksandr Sokurov
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The manifestation and fireworks on the 1st of May, one of the ritual celebrations of Soviet times, as a gathering of tired participants of a mass scene falling into pieces without the director's orders and without any aims.

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Country:

Soviet Union

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Russian

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21 February 1988 (West Germany) See more »

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The Evening Sacrifice See more »

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One of the best documentary films
20 November 2000 | by alekseevskySee all my reviews

Yes, it's really one of the best documentary film I've ever seen. Five minutes of strange and mindbending actions: crowds of people on the main street of Leningrad after the firework. Sokurov just explored human rampancy. He saw existential tragedy in this pandemoniac festivity.


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