I just had to watch it again.
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…