Andrey goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, who had been an officer in the White Army. On the headstone of the next grave, he notices the face of a young woman. He will see this face again.
This war drama is dedicated to the victory in The Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). It revolves around Pavel Zubov, a school teacher, whose village got occupied by the fascists. Being a ... See full summary »
Andrey Kulikov (Dima Bilan) goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, Andrey Dolmatov, who had been an officer in the White Army during the Russian Revolution. On the headstone of the grave next to his great-grandfather's, he notices the face of a young woman. Later, while walking through Paris, Andrey sees a woman, Vera (Svetlana Ivanova), who looks just like the young woman he had seen on the headstone. And so begins the telling of two love stories, separated by three generations and one hundred years.Written by
From my perspective, the story is not that bat. It's actually refreshing. After many Russian soviet, communist, pro-Red Army films about the 1917 revolution, we finally get to see the other perspective. And Ii believe that "perspective" is a key word here. Even if you don't know so much about Russian history, this will still be entertaining to watch.
Is the acting bad? At times, it is very clumsy indeed. But it's definitely not unbearable. After all, we're talking about Dima Bilan, an overly dramatic singer, not about Marlon Brando. However, he did a great job for an amateur. As a whole, the actors seem to have put a lot of passion and dedication on the line.
The soundtrack, I believe, is the golden card of this film. Eduard Artem'ev did a great job! It goes really well with the vibe of the film. I still listen to it sometimes. If you get to see the film and listen to it afterwards, you can easily replay the film in your heard again and again. And this is what, I believe, makes for a good soundtrack.
The ending is heart-warming. The love story is not something unheard of, but it's depicted in a very good way. It's impossible not to feel empathy for the two main characters, that's all I'm going to say.
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