Krug Vtoroy (The Second Circle) (1990)

Krug Vtoroy (The Second Circle)





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The director of this film, Alexander Sokurov, is famous for his complete disregard for commercial success and his determination to make films the way he wants them made. The narrative structure of his films is usually very loose. For some fans, (but by no means all) he is considered to be an heir to the great Andrei Tarkovsky. He's one of the most highly regarded contemporary Russian filmmakers. This film opens Sokurov's trilogy that includes Krug Vtoroy (The Second Circle), Kamen (The Stone) … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Yuri Arabov
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On DVD: Apr 18, 2006

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 29, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 29, 2005
Chicago Reader
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The brownish, monochrome color scheme lacks the transcendent beauty of Sokurov's later films, and it can be tough going, but it also has the mark of a master.

Full Review… | June 9, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

The Second Circle is awash in the pain of loss, yet how often grim comedy breaks through the austere surface.

Full Review… | April 3, 2006
Slant Magazine

This relentless meditation on the death of one's father also serves as a metaphor for the spiritual debasement of modern Russia.

Full Review… | October 25, 2005
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