Ward No. 6 (2010)
Critic Reviews for Ward No. 6
Often unreadable subtitles cannot dim the brilliance of Karen Shakhnazarov's "Ward. No. 6," an inspired reworking of Anton Chekhov short story.
Much more complex than it first appears and fully deserving of its selection as Russia's foreign language Oscar nominee this year, Ward No 6 persuasively prods at our preconceptions of 'madness'.
The movie's profundity shines through because it gestures at something that might counter its aura of futility and despair.
Better in concept than execution, Ward No. 6 is a disappointing modern-day adaptation of a short story by Anton Chekhov.
Audience Reviews for Ward No. 6
This rating is a bit of a shame since I was really enjoying this movie at first, but the Chekhov adaption loses me right past the middle. The acting is great, realism at its finest. Felt like a documentary before the fantasy elements were thrown in. I found the doctor pretty funny, and some of the conversations thought provoking. there's a lot good and it's worth a try, maybe others will get more from the later pieces.
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