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One could say that this is certainly a good movie which should be viewed especially by younger generations to remind them about on which ground they live and what have been done by predecessors to provide them with such a careless life as we have today. However, I would say that watching this requires some time and effort as well as certain mood and state of mind (generally speaking, requires some preparing), because the main idea is brought via obsolete methods and not correlate with language which is simply understood by the current society (surely, not at all - there are some groups of people who understands this and will accept this fully), but I am talking about the fact that this is not easy-comprehensive object in the context of (post) modern life and primarilly refers to what have been created in past. I am not saying that the main idea of this movie is bad - I am just saying that this is presented in way which is not valuable anymore and developing contemporary culture as well as most of people requires something a kind of different despite those who interested in or affected by the described events directly will (possibly) love this. Should be noted that expressing such an idea cannot be committed via just embedding it in the current culture - as writing a book in the manner of Dmitrii Glukhovskii. It seems to me that in both cases should happen disappearing of interest in younger generation and needed another approach, using which they could came to think of that by themselves - and I would also mention that if we aim to apply it to lots of people we will meet significant hardnesses.
As a conclusion - a good movie, but you should be either prepared to understand and translate this in application to current state of humanity's developing (not the easiest task) either be attracted by history of your country.
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