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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 watched this film because I study Lithuanian, and I really liked it. Maybe the reason is, I spend a lot of my time in Vilnius, and this movie has caught its true spirit. Not the spirit of tourist attractions in the historical center, but the spirit of suburbs and "sleeping districts", where people are mostly not originally from the city. Other reviewers are complaining about dialogues, but that's exactly how I felt about talking to Lithuanians before Vilnius became such a huge tourism destination, and before I learned when to speak Russian and when to speak English, and when it's better to pretend that you know Lithuanian (which has several dialects that are also a subject of mockery sometimes). This film is exactly about this - communication failures between strangers who try to belong in a world which is weird by itself. Also, other reviewers tend to not understand social differences between characters (hence, old-fashioned clothes as a marker of a poor family). Maybe the film is not brilliant altogether, but many of its so-called weak points are actually moments of truth.
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