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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Vladimir Svirski
Vladislav Abashin
Sergei Kolesov
Vlad Ivanov.
Directors
Sergei Loznitsa.
Screenwriters
Sergei Loznitsa.
Running Time
128 minutes

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Plot
Nazi-occupied Russia, 1942. Suspected of collaboration with the hated invader, Sushenya (Svirskiy) is backed into a corner and forced to make an impossible decision to survive.


Review
Truth, honor and integrity prove the real casualties as a pair of partisans botch the execution of a presumed collaborator in this strikingly photographed and intricately structured adaptation of a Vasil Bykov novel, set during the Nazi invasion of Belarus.


Verdict
Like Come And See in neighbouring Belarus, it's a stark vision of humanity in a hellish world. Tough and thought-provoking.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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