Pioner Cinema » A Gentle Creature (Krotkaya)
  • Drama
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  • 2017
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  • 143 min.
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  • France, Russia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands
  • director: Sergey Loznitsa
  • cast: Vasilina Makovtseva, Valeriu Andriuta, Sergey Kolesov, Dmitry Bykovsky
  • language: Russian
  • restrictions: 18+

A young woman lives in the wilderness and works keeping watch. When the post brings her back a parcel meant for her husband, currently serving time in prison for a murder, she decides to travel to see him. Having reached the prison, she encounters the vigilanteism of the police and prison guards, while getting to know the realities of nearly-criminal life in a place where the penal colony is, as the locals say, "the only enterprise in town."

A favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this is Sergey Loznitsa's freehanded film adaptation of F. M. Dostoevsky's story of the same name.


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