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Radio Free Europe, BBC, and Voice of America can only rarely get through the Iron Curtain and Soviet mufflers to Lithuania, a country torn by a war between the local resistance movement and... See full summary »
The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version ... See full summary »
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Lithuanian provincial town is facing the economic crisis in 2008. Vytas gets fired from the factory. Pushed by his wife, he immediately starts looking for a new job, but not really ... See full summary »
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I had pretty low expectations for the movie initially and was pleasantly surprised how good this movie turned out to be. The story line is not fast-paced but is very involving and generally looks very believable because.. that's right - it's based on a true-story. What I liked most about this movie was that there are plenty of scenes where you have to questions yourself - how did the character ended where she is now, how much time has passed, why other characters make fairly irrational decisions, have I missed something.. until you start getting clues from the movie itself - you have no time to get bored.
You get a glimpse of how surreal life was in post ww2 soviet empire while it was still fresh with all the uncertainty, paranoia and ridiculousness of the times. Russian characters are played by Russians themselves - nobody else is fit for this job. In the movie you meet friends among enemies and biggest traitors among people of your own. There is at least one scene probably too psychological for average viewer and you start to question how did it end up in the script.. until you realise that the story is impossible without this part and it is there because this is what happened in real life. Definitely a must-watch.
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