4 (Chetyre) (2004)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
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The lies shared by three Russian strangers take on a life of their own in director Ilya Khrzhanovsky's dreamlike journey into the strange heart of modern-day Russia. After entering a local watering hole and relaying a series of elaborate but entirely fabricated tales, a prostitute posing as an advertising executive, a piano tuner claiming to be a genetic engineer, and a butcher posing as a Kremlin insider all go their separate ways. In the hours following their strange conversation, all three
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This seriously weird pic has a few flat stretches, but its bawdy comedy, bravura sound design and uncanny atmosphere will turn on auds with a taste for deeply oddball fare and baffle others.
There's much in the movie that won't translate to audiences this side of the Volga, but there's also a humor and a fierce filmmaking intelligence that demand attention.
The picture finally bogs down in a seemingly endless spectacle of grossness and ghoulishness.
It's not always clear exactly what's happening in this dark tale, full of barking dogs and slabs of meat. But you won't be able to take your eyes from the screen; nor will you quickly forget this fiercely original eye-popper.
The terminally bleak meets the hypnotically beautiful in the Russian cryptogram 4, directed by the newcomer Ilya Khrzhanovsky.
The performances are so good and the images so darkly expressive that Khrzhanovsky's experiment with cinematic deconstructionism nearly works.
A creepy, Lynchian dream-walk into the purgatory of human mass production
4 could be a gross-out phantasmagoria to test your cinematic stamina, or it could be a political commentary, though Khrjanovsky insists not.
In spite of a handful of striking images%u2014a shot of dogs being scared off by pile-drivers, a spooky aquarium-cleaning, a drunken party in which withered old ladies lift their shirts and slap each others' breasts%u20144 never resolves into anything spe
...suggestively arresting in strange ways that will attract cinephiles and fuel unanswerable discussion.
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