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  • Summary: This award-winning, stunningly beautiful documentary reveals how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya. Divided into three episodes or 'rooms,' the film is characterized by an elegantly paced, observational style, which uses little dialog, minimalThis award-winning, stunningly beautiful documentary reveals how the Chechen War has psychologically affected children in Russia and in Chechnya. Divided into three episodes or 'rooms,' the film is characterized by an elegantly paced, observational style, which uses little dialog, minimal voice-over commentary and a spare but evocative musical score. (First Run / Icarus Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Superbly conveys its themes of despair and lost opportunities.
  2. The film is a requiem for the living as well as for the dead.
  3. 88
    An achingly beautiful look at the most tragic victims of the longtime war in Chechnya: children.
  4. Consistently moving but never quite coalesces into a strongly coherent whole.
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    60
    Honkasalo's bleak, meditative 2004 documentary, about children who have been orphaned or dispossessed as a result of the Russian-Chechen conflict, eschews any attempts to make sense out of this long-running war.
  6. 50
    Frustratingly little here grapples with the day-to-day realities of life in Chechnya and the surrounding areas.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeremy Mathews
    50
    Shows that war is horrible, but fails to fully understand the people who experience the horror beyond their sad exteriors.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. PirkkoS.
    Mar 27, 2006
    0
    Extremely boring and bad.

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