In the Fog details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sergei Kolesov, Vladimir Svirskiy, Sergei Kolesov /, Vladislav Abashin, Nikita Peremotovs, Yuliya Peresild, Kirill Petrov, Dmitrijs Kolosovs, Stepans Bogdanovs, Dmitry Bykovskiy, Vlad Ivanov|
In the Fog
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Aug 2013|
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Beautifully filmed but confusing and depressingBy mj55 (171 reviews) , 29 Aug 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]This film has a surprisingly light and pleasant colour palate - which is possibly deliberate to counter the subject material. The tale is dark, depressing and somewhat confusing. Each of the three main characters gets a back-story flashback - two of which I didn't think were really needed. Overall it is nice looking but it lacks a coherent storyline. The result is a fairly tedious slog for a significant part of the 2 hour runtime, with one of those predictably depressing endings that Russians are so good at. Don't watch if you need cheering up.
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The peace and tranquility of warBy a customer , 21 Nov 2013In the Fog is a deeply serious, utterly humourless story of social and spiritual conflict. We are drawn into a moral debate as we accompany Sushenya, Voitik and Burov on their danger-fraught odyssey.
The reality of warBy a customer , 13 Nov 2013A beautiful, bewildering but utterly compelling film about the moral choices people have to make to survive in a war zone. The three principal actors are amazing. The bleak monotony of the landscape is central to the action. But you need to accept that the film is extremely and deliberately very slow. Whatever is the opposite of a thriller, this is it!
In the fog, I still am!By a customer , 12 Nov 2013Hard to follow and depressing. Probably the slowest film I've ever watched. Subtitles as well. I won't be recommending this one.
The confusion of warBy freeme (4 reviews) , 01 Nov 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA bleak look at reality but true,war is legitimate murder and big mistakes are made in the Fog of war confusing the truth
Would rather a walk in the fogBy LoveSpuds (4 reviews) from Newport , 08 Oct 2013I consider myself something of a world cinema enthusiast and enjoy most good films regardless of genre and origin however I have a large soft spot for WW2 themed movies. This film however, was very laborious and plodding in pace. The story consists of 3 flashbacks, one for each of the main protagonists in the movie each linked together with a very slow and frankly boring thread of plot. It is quite a nice looking film with a nice colour treatment that gives a cold almost documentary feel to the picture. The direction however is just a plodding as the story. Scenes seem to linger for too long with nothing of interest or relevance occurring - for example after one slow scene the frame flips to a crow cawing in the branches of a tree and lingers on this stationary bird for around a minute. While it was easy to see what was being alluded too it was just too long a scene in an already snail paced scene. The film also chickens out as far as the harsh realities of war are concerned with absolutely nothing in the way of violence or horror on show in the slightest and while this isn't something that should matter in a movie if does make this particular film feel very toothless and lacking in any tension. Overall I was left quite bored and quite glad when the end happened to come around. Even as a serious enthusiast of anything WW2 related this film left me disappointed
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