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Time of the Gypsies
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It is a hard drama! Too hard to watch due to its immense dramatism!

Difficult fates are shown in this movie. And a part of eternal tragedy of a miserable gypsy nation.

My least favourite Kusturica's movie. But not because it's bad! No, it's really good! It is too hard and painful to endure.

Fanfan la Tulipe
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Probably, one of the best adventure movies I have ever seen!

A true delight!!! A cinefeast!!!

I can't remember any adventure movie of recent years that could offer such a pleasure!

Brilliant performances of Gerard Philipe!

Viva France!!!

The Adventures of Robin Hood
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie is a legend!

Can You believe it was shot in 1938?

A great movie of the old good Hollywood!

Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It is a great movie!!!

The best movie I have seen in many months!!! (do not care about my ratings. I am so confused myself with it!) :D

It is outstanding!!! The performances, the cinematography, the screenplay, the visual and sound effects!!! Everything is perfect!!!

But the main virtue of the picture is the plot - the autobiographic novel of Stephanie Zweig. I haven't read this book, but I promised myself that I will find it as soon as possible!

This movie became one of my most favourite films ever at once, already while the watching!

I am in love with it, with the story, with Africa...

Vodka Lemon
Vodka Lemon (2004)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It is actually a very good movie! It is sad and dramatic.

I was very surprised when reading American critics' reviews. They seemed to like the movie - the Tomatometer shows 93%. But it seems to me, that unfortunately many-many people failed to understand this movie.

You see, seriously... it is not a "dream"-movie, there are no exaggerations. It is real life. For people, living in the west and reading about post-communist countries only in the newspapers, it is difficult to understand many things in this movie, I think.

I was surprised to see the words "comedy", "black humour", "absurd". I am sorry, but it is a failure of understanding the movie. This is how people live actually. And not only in the Kurdish Armenia, you know. In poverty, but happily! Trying to find some happiness in every moment of their life.

It is not a comedy. I smiled a few times but it was not humour, it was very very real reflection of life. And of course, there was nothing absurd in that movie. To me (again, maybe I see a bit more from "our", "their" prospective) everything (!) seemed natural in the movie.

And I actually never thought before about the remaining importance of the Russian language in Caucasus. But of course, the Kurds and the Armenians will speak only Russian to each other. And to Georgians, and to Ingushs, and to Osetians.

And this movie could be worth seeing for the Western spectator to understand (finally) that yes, small nations maybe did not possess "freedom" in the USSR, but they had everything else. Not they have nothing except for "freedom". But what is freedom? A marking on the map? Or maybe wealth and life free of hunger was the real freedom?
A lonely house in a Kurdish village in the middle of nowhere could have had a piano during the Soviet times. It is not an exception, believe me, I know. The USSR might have brought a lot of pain to some people, but the breaking of the USSR brought a bigger pain to much more people.