That humility lives next door with allegiance to know every single person who survived the Soviet union. But with Fyodor Dostoyevsky as a reference (”The humbling” is based on one of his short stories) suggests the Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa it servila condition that has become chronic, perhaps, always been there.
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When a nameless woman, without further explanation, gets a package in return that she sent to her imprisoned husband, she decides to find out what has happened to him.
Her road trip developed quickly to an icy golgatavandring by a morally corrupt and arbitrary system where it built up an alternative economy around the prison that will benefit both the pimps and the police.
Vasilina Makovtsevas character may represent all of the stoic women, who only live to get the answers to the question of where their missing husbands and children gone.
Despite the fact that she lacks trust in her surroundings change, she like the wind vane direction at the slightest gust of wind. Her physical vulnerability that a woman gives skräckscenariot another eerie dimension.
The prolific Sergei Loznitsas (only the last ten years he has made fourteen drew the attention of the short, long and documentaries) have a fantastic success rate when it comes to writing dialogue and creating environments.
It burdusa the staff at the post office, where a government employee woman with rich blue eye shadow reigns over his environment by never see the customers in the eyes feels kalkerat from reality.
Unfortunately, something of the hardness and the way as a courtesy, by a different emphasis, can turn into a rudeness lost in the Swedish translation.
and Nikolai Gogol, who also portrayed förvaltningsapparatens unsuspecting evil is every minor character in the film as a whole novel and the carefully selected statisterna blessed with nothing but the haunted faces. There are, for example, the man who non-sentimental tells us that he's been inside for five years without knowing why.
Sometimes, the evidence for it more skabrösa way as during a bus ride then we will take part of all the macabre details of a styckmord and how the bus used to transport the coffin to the funeral.
" It traveled to the east know that it is not any exaggeration. At one point, " says an older woman wistfully that she wishes her husband had also been in prison so that she had had the opportunity to see the world.
Galghumorn lightens up in the dark as well as touching in parts, romantic shimmer becomes a powerful contrast to the miserable and the damaged surroundings.
”The humble” may be the epitome of an inferno but just as the curtain is about to go down, drag an out of tune player piano up and running that allows us to understand that there is a helveteskrets beyond the end credits.
See more. Three other films by Sergei Loznitsa: the Documentaries ”the Maidan” (2014) and ”The trial” (2018), and ”Donbass” (2018).