With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide. An old man offers to help them because one of them, the sniper, is his son.
The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.
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It is August 1941. With the battle line far away in the east, three soldiers who have managed to escape from captivity find it difficult to hide: the territory is occupied by the enemy. The local woods are not safe: you can easily get embogged. Are the villagers loyal? Nobody can say. There is an old man who offers to help them. Is he reliable enough? He may kill them or report them to the local German authorities. Anything may happen, but one of them, the sniper, is his son who is his youngest, his dearest.Written by
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The best Russian movie of 2004
I'm sure 'Svoi' (or whatever it is in English) is the best Russian movie of 2004. Actually i wasn't ready for the impression this film would make on me. 2004 was a great year for the Russian cinematography, we had a lot of good movies but this one seems to be not as commercial and blockbuster-like as many of them. Khabenskiy is becoming a real star cause he is in almost every film shot last year. He's everywhere but i like him and think that it makes him just better as an actor. The very beginning of 'Svoi' is a bit confusing because of shots with the soldier head smashing by the tank. By the way the film is really naturally made. I mean you should be ready for some shocking moments. The movie itself is good because of Stupka, Garmash & Khabenskiy's acting, fantastic music and unusual photography. Watch it and you'll see why it's so good, so Russian.
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