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Acid (2018)

Kislota (original title)
Acid is a silent manifesto of the generation of twenty-year-old. They have been abandoned in a world adorned with concepts such as family, friendship, love, and opportunities. In search of ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Filipp Avdeev ... Sasha
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ... Petya
Roza Khayrullina Roza Khayrullina ... Sasha's Grandmother
Elena Morozova ... Petya's Mother
Aleksandra Rebenok Aleksandra Rebenok ... Sasha's Mother
Dmitriy Kulichkov Dmitriy Kulichkov ... Karina's Stepfather
Pyotr Skvortsov ... Ivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksey Agranovich Aleksey Agranovich ... Petya's Father
Anastasiya Evgrafova ... Ljubochka
Savva Saveliev Savva Saveliev ... Vasilisk
Evgeniya Sheveleva Evgeniya Sheveleva ... Girl
Arina Shevtsova Arina Shevtsova ... Karina


Acid is a silent manifesto of the generation of twenty-year-old. They have been abandoned in a world adorned with concepts such as family, friendship, love, and opportunities. In search of answers to their questions, they devour themselves like a chemical substance that corrodes the world around, in order to eventually learn not to listen but to hear, not to look but to see. And to find their way. Sacha and Petya live the crazy life of young musicians in modern-day Moscow: loud parties, ups and downs, the wheel of unstable relationships with others and themselves. Knowing the importance of love, family, and opportunity, but feeling lonely and disconnected, has left them both with a sense that they are corroding from the inside. Suddenly an event occurs in their lives that requires them both to take an honest look at themselves. Written by Kinotavr Film Festival

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Confusing and yet compulsive viewing
24 June 2020 | by jromanbakerSee all my reviews

I have watched this film twice. Like a jigsaw puzzle that I cannot put together I am confused as to why. The pieces are all there, and yet thinking it is achieved to my amazement I see some are missing. In this jigsaw is a seemingly casual incitement to suicide, a baby almost baptised in acid and a lot of self-inflicted bodily harm. I think I see a picture of modern, fairly well off youth trying to destroy or mutilate themselves but as I said there are pieces missing. What stand is this film taking towards Russia itself in the film ? Those are the pieces that are maybe there for some, and I believe they are there, but completing the puzzle is impossible for me as they constantly disappear. Homosexuality is elusively in the picture before me, and seemingly negative towards the one character who is openly homosexual. I would like to give it a 10 because it is brilliantly made, well acted and very watchable but I have my doubts about the motives behind its making. Is it nudging the viewer to see the many laws against sexual freedom in Russia or is it equally nudging the view towards a more conservative film ? Elusive though it is ( and many Russian films are, or have to be ) I cannot as I said put the jigsaw puzzle together. On the one definite side it is visually stunning, and to emphatically repeat the acting is perfect. But would I like the film if I could complete the puzzle ?

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4 October 2018 (Russia) See more »

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