Oleg

2019

Oleg

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83%

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Total Count: 6

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Oļeg, a Lithuanian butcher leaves for Brussels in order to earn a decent salary at a local meat factory, yet his hopeful life turns into a desperately hopeless one, when he falls under the control of Polish criminal Andrzej.

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Critic Reviews for Oleg

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

  • Its barrelling, unsteady construction only matches the panicked chaos of its subject's own day-to-day existence: Like many a disregarded citizen of nowhere, Oleg doesn't have time to breathe and compose himself before finding his next temporary life.

    Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Oleg is consistently watchable as well as illuminating about an emerging social problem, although the clockwork runs down a bit towards the end.

    May 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Ogrodnik - so impressive in 2017's Silent Night - is magnetic again here as minor criminal Andrzej, flipping between aggression and comradeship with the ease of the click of a TV remote.

    Jun 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Although Oleg presents a familiar scenario and avoids melodramatic tactics, it's difficult to imagine Kursietis standing out amongst other contemporary Baltic titles, but it's an often understated offering featuring a fine lead performance.

    May 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The rest of [the film's] elements, from the music to the secondary schematics... only amplify the insurmountable gap between aspirations and the results of an unnecessarily ambitious proposal. [Full review in Spanish]

    May 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The screenplay is a particular strong point: it slyly seeds the slow-burning sense of threat and unease with hints early on that Oleg is more vulnerable than he realises.

    May 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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