Russia. Direction: Kirill Sokolov. Production: Sofiko Kiknavelidze / White Mirror Film Company. Screenplay: Kirill Sokolov. Photography: Dmitriy Ulyukaev. Music: Vadim QP, Sergey Solovyov. Edition: Kirill Sokolov. Cast: Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Khaev, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Mikhail Gorevoy, Elena Shevchenko. Running time: 100 min.
LANGUAGE: Russian / SUBTITLES: Spanish, English
According to the Hollywood Reporter critic, Stephen Dalton, who watched it at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, this is a splatterpunk action comedy drenched not only in blood and other fluids, but also in gleefully dark Russian humour. According to Dalton, there are echoes of Peckinpah, Morricone and plenty of nods to Quentin Tarantino, Danny Boyle, Sion Sono (the Japanese poet revered at La Mostra, la Berlinale and Sitges). Added to this are the influences of the Coens and flashes of Dostoyevsky that are more reminiscent of Putin's Russia of today, and a (very) talented director that has already won the New Flesh award in Montreal and who took Lisbon by storm. The script includes a manipulative girl, a bag of money, a piece of sausage, a bathtub and a sofa.