Tim and Dan - fellow losers from a provincial town. Studies over, they don't want to work and don't have girlfriends. On the way to a dream and hope to get everything at once guys are taken to perform the task of the local bandits.
Contemporary Russia. Mitya and Alisa are set to get married. The problem is that Mitya is still married to Vasya, who refuses to grant him a divorce. Can Mitya and his friends convince Vasya to change her mind?
Adequacy is relative. Vitalik, the main character of the movie, seems to be pretty normal. With a respectable office job, a comfy little dwelling and a personal couch doctor, Vitalik looks ... See full summary »
Three provincial men, pushing 40, and friends since university, gather at one of their bachelor pads for a get-together to play a game of truth with their former university lady crush Maya Kovalevskaya. (Russain with English subtitles).
Having experienced mad youthful hopes, people usually agree to a role of the participant of a mass meeting. But some all life feel in themselves a force and mission from above. And ... See full summary »
Vdrebezgi (Smithereens) is an interesting attempt to make a multi-plotted, multi-charactered tale where all the strands come together in the end. There are guns, sexy girls (and unattractive Russian men), blood and coincidences - all slightly reminiscent of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, just set in the crumbling, decaying land that is Russia. Some of the scenes are a bit ropey, but overall the acting is generally good, the camera-work tries hard to be inventive, and there are some good one-liners (which made the Russians in the audience at the Sputnik Film Festival in Warsaw laugh a lot. I did too, but not quite as much). Sometimes the interwoven plots strain credulity a bit too much, and there's a little too much gore, but the light, black humour helps get through it. Worth watching, and worth watching the writer-director's future efforts probably.
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