It's like a hungover Refn directed an unbearable sequel to Witness.
Shitty Day with Shitty Films continue, woo-hoo!
Bunch of tired ideas thrown together into one incoherent mess.
Ace dialogue, like:
"Normal life is hanging by a thread.
I like this new trend, though, first with Kitano from Ghost in the Shell, and now with Zhang Ziyi, where Asian actors refuse to speak their dialogue in English, and the film never comments on the fact that their character is the only one to do so.
I'm gonna make a meal out of these shit sandwiches, and throw Mute into the mix! What can go wrong!
This devastating Russian character drama pulls an impressive bait-and-switch on the audience. When we meet Oleg, a young paramedic, he seems like an asshole: he's rude to his patients, to his wife, he wastes - and drinks - away his life. When his wife texts him that she wants a divorce, we're on her side. Wouldn't you want to cut this guy out of your life?
But then, we peel the layers off of him, and just as he realizes…