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Hamo receives a short letter from his son who sends a photo of himself and his new French girlfriend. Hamo had expected him to send money. Money is in short supply. The Soviet Union had provided gas, electricity and other necessities to the village free or at nominal cost but now the villagers must fully pay for these commodities. There is no industry.Read more ›
This movie, filmed in a remote, isolated village in post-Soviet Armenia, is about families and death and love, and the beauty and simplicity of life. For those who are purists and love films, this one should be added to your library. It is very simple, and delightful.
In Saleem's world, there is no exit and few prospects. Devotion to the dead provides what seems to be the only connection to what may have been a more prosperous past; the rooms of houses empty as belongings and furniture are literally carried off to be sold in town for a few dollars. A young woman turns to prostitution. A son who has somehow escaped and is living in Paris is no better off. There are finally only small but life-affirming moments of camaraderie, generosity, celebration, and the warmth of the occasional shot of vodka.
I enjoyed this film for its portrayal of humor in the midst of hopelessness. A spring thaw begins to set in at the end - and, who knows, maybe things won't get worse.
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I can't figure out why I like this movie so much, but it just makes me smile. The harsh simplicity of the people's lives, the romance.....and the end is just too cute.Published on November 10, 2012 by Candykss
It's a wonderful film full of magical realism and poignancy.
I receiived it promptly and in perfect condition.
Anyone who dares to sneer at Russians for supporting Vladimir Putin despite his lousy civil liberties record, should see this movie first to understand what democracy, freedom and... Read morePublished on July 23, 2006 by Eldar
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