Kochegar (A Stoker) Reviews

February 25, 2019
Combines the stilted jet black comedy of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismaki with a decisively Russian sensibility, to create a fascinating deconstruction of post-Soviet society.
July 31, 2018
The experience becomes unnervingly intoxicating.
May 17, 2013
Stange, dark and clever, with a sense of Rabelaisian excess and moral murkiness that's tempered by an ambiguous but unexpectedly forceful moral message, the film address personal responsibility, cruelty and creativity in shady times ...
May 16, 2013
It's full of idiosyncratic, almost suicidal directorial choices - a noodly guitar score, inexpressive, doll-like actors - yet weirdly cuts to the heart of a country that's been taken over by such unlovely characters.
May 16, 2013
Fits all the richness and lurid eccentricity of a Scorsese gang epic into 83 pocket-sized minutes.
May 16, 2013
Blackly comic, deceptively deadpan Russian drama that's both surprisingly moving and contains moments of genuinely shocking violence ...
May 12, 2013
Allegorical, violent, blackly comic and occasionally bewildering.
May 12, 2013
A potent black comedy with the gentle touch of a razor blade.