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The other reviews have summed up the plot pretty well, so I won't bore you with more of that.
PU-239 is a dark suspense Russian gangster movie, with alot of comedy mixed in. The acting in the movie is pretty good, considering the mostly unknown cast.
A great dvd to check out if your looking for someting a little out of the ordinary!
to my mind, the directors should have made the movie either only with accented foreign actors or all in english. the result is disturbingly mediocre from a language point of view, which is tragic because i'd otherwise give both the plot and premise five stars!
granted, i'm a phonetician and an instructor of russian language, so i might be considered "picky"; nevertheless, i found it difficult to enjoy the jumbled accents and syntax of the actors and screenplay to the point where an otherwise five-star movie became a difficult-to-enjoy three-star experience.
The theft itself is a little hard to believe, but when we see this poor dying man going out into an open air market with a cardboard sign reading merely "Pu239" we step into the other world. Our logical western minds shy away and say that this cannot be happening. This man is accosted by a street thug who thinks he controls the local market. Best line of the whole movie is when the thug asks our hero "What is Pooh?" What follows is a classic story of desperation, ignorance, greed, and simple stupidity. As westerners we might find this movie as being highly improbable, but as a Russian I can vouch for the reality and anguish of this film. By viewing it, Americans can maybe appreciate how dangerous the world we live in is without the added artificial threat levels being screamed at us everyday by our 'leaders'. By viewing foreign films such as this we can begin to be citizens of the world and realize that "they" are just like "us".
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