The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (PU-239) (2006)
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First-time writer/director Scott Burns spins this suspenseful yarn about a nuclear technician who has a curious encounter with a notoriously violent Russian gangster (Nikolaj Lie Kaas). The year is 1995, and Timofey (Paddy Considine) is a nuclear power-plant worker in post-Soviet Russia. After being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation while working to avert a disaster, Timofey discovers that the authorities have deliberately misled him about the severity of his exposure, and that he will
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Imagine anticipating a Ken Loach film and being shown a Guy Ritchie movie.
Solidly made, timely and spotlighting a fine performance by Paddy Considine.
It's a quirky mix of incompetent bureaucrats and small time gangsters trying to carve a life in the new Russia.
This sad but intriguing premise wanes in a mish-mash of attempted Russian accents and clumsy storytelling.
The film is undone by sloppy plotting, over-deliberate writing and a few terrible ebbs in tone.
A surprisingly funny tale of a man dying from radiation poisoning.
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