Based on the Russian classic novel. While maintaining all the main plot-lines of the novel, it follows the events not as they happen but as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero....
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Based on the Russian classic novel. While maintaining all the main plot-lines of the novel, it follows the events not as they happen but as they are reflected in the mind of the dying hero. Thus make a chain of recollections about the life he had lived through, now seen as a series of irrevocable mistakes and interpreted anew: it is either reconsideration or repentance. Recollections make main hero torment himself over his own past pretenses that seem ridicules now agonize and despair over his perfect indifference to everything except himself, see the horrible aspect of killing his friend, a greenhorn and a show-off. The final action of an intelligent and outstanding man is judging oneself without mercy.Written by
I watched this movie in an international film festival. I regret that this was the first movie i watched in whole of the festival. This movie is based on a novel. It depicts the memories of a soldier who is a womenizer and his affair with three women, while he is living his last few hours. It is flashback non chronological kind of movie. It was difficult for me to relate to any of his flashback episodes, because they jump from one girl to another girl in an uninteresting way. You never look forward to any of the flash back episodes and none of them mean any thing to you. I think the main lead did a good job. The movie was kind of artistic but sometimes very dry. It seems to have been inspired by Tarkovsky's work.
You can watch it for its artistic cinematography and art work but apart from this it falls short of every thing a movie stands for.
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