Hard Hearted (Kremen) (2007) (Russia)

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Hard Hearted (Kremen) (2007) (Russia)

Postby hengcs » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:19 pm

Director: Aleksei Mizgiryov
Cast: Yevgeni Antropov, Dmitri Kulichkov, Anastasiya Bezborodova

The film hits one hard, but it has a heart! It charms by being unpredictable and uncompromising, as the audience is seldom prepared for what will happen next. The film relates the survival of a newly discharged paratrooper in Moscow, a place of his childhood dreams. However, dreams and reality rarely match. Undaunted, with an unflinching determination, his actions at times charm, at times chill. Between right and wrong, the line is often gray. Between passion and hate, one's emotions get messed up. Between life and death, there is so much to outwit and outdo one another. With its interesting protagonist, the film makes for complex character study and perplexing psychological deliberation. Being a film about life -- especially life in modern times, it accurately points out that life has no easy answer.

4 stars out of 5

~ hengcs

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