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The Outskirts

The Outskirts (2004)

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Pyotr Lutsik's first film Okraina is an allegorical piece that contemplates capitalism run wild, as well as the increasing Westernization of contemporary Russian filmmaking. The title is taken from the classic 1933 film by the Soviet filmmaker Boris Barnet, in which the beginning of the farm collectivization era is depicted. In Pyotr Lutsik's version, the hero is an ordinary farmer, Philip Safronov, whose peaceful life is aggressively interrupted when his land is appropriated by a mysterious

Jul 13, 2004

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We strongly recommend you see this -- but please keep the kids away from hot stoves.

April 8, 2004
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A strange, disturbing and yet occasionally quite funny cultural artifact from the new Russia.

April 1, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Lutsik's first feature is astonishingly precise in its effects and performances.

March 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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This set in modern Russia tale plays as a disturbing and at the same time droll comical look at a country in the middle of an unsettling transformation.

November 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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It's kind of like Pulp Fiction meets The Three Stooges with strange comic bits included.

April 1, 2004
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