This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sam Weir is breaking bad!!!
The positioning, blocking, movements, gestures, general behavior of each and every extra is weird and fascinating and a choice. Meaning, clearly a conscious directorial choice, but also, a CHOICE.
The abstraction paired with the cynicism makes it look like as if Dogville-era Lars Von Trier saw the pilot episode of You're the Worst, and decided to do a feature-length remake, written by a jetlagged Richard Linklater.
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…