The Film Gourmand Posted by FilmGourmand 6 years ago in 3:56 pm
I was going to write this post a bit earlier, but then had noticed that the film «On Thursday and Never Again» will be shown on the channel «Russia – C», and I has decided to wait a little bit, hoping that my prospective post will lose an urgency. The matter is that, as I marked in Ranking Methodology, only films for which are submitted not less than 400 votes are included into The Top 1000 Movies Ever Made The FG Internet Movie Database “Golden Thousand”. The total number of votes on IMDB and on Kinopoisk for the film «On Thursday and Never Again» is less than 200 spectators. And although the cumulative rating of this film exceeds 8 that would allow it to be the number 790, I can not include it in this list: rules are rules. Here I also hoped that after film display on TV the number of the voters will increase and will reach necessary level. Failed. And it is a pity.
That is why a post about this film I place to a category Underappreciated movies. Though all who had watched it, have estimated it highly enough. And, on IMDB the estimation has seriously exceeded an estimation on Kinopoisk: 8,4 vs 7,9. Simply someone on whom corresponding decisions depend, it would not be very much desirable, that the films which are the real products of motion picture arts, could watch many spectators. So was at a Soviet times. So continues until now. Otherwise it will not be shoved at 23:50 (actually, not the prime time) on the channel which is not covering all territory of the country.
And a film, really, is wonderful! But how could it be differently if such talented figures of our culture made it. It is enough to tell that scenario was written by the famous Andrey Bitov, one of founders of the literary almanac Metropol, forbidden in the Soviet period, who is currently the President of Russian PEN-Center. The director - Anatoly Efros constantly clashing with the communist nomenklatura. In leading roles – a magnificent trio: Oleg Dal, Lyubov Dobrzhansky, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, and also absolutely very young Vera Glagoleva.
Rimma Zapesotskaya, author of the best (according to Elizabeth Dal) review for this picture wrote: «Those tendencies which only were outlined in Dal’s time, in another, "stagnant" epoch — before Chernobyl, cloning and terrorism on a global scale, those seeds which only ripened, — all it was showed to the full and has yielded the malignant fruits already today. Andrey Bitov, the author of the film story and the scenario, the director of a film Anatoly Efros and Oleg Dal who have embodied on the screen of the new hero, have managed to expect and show that terrible that approaches on the separate person, on the country as a whole and on all mankind. In a film “On Thursday and more” the diagnosis is never made, that mortally dangerous illness which corrodes a society through destruction of ecology of soul is shown. This film — the prevention, a signal “SOS” — to all who is capable to see, understand and draw conclusions.»
Just a moment – and roe - the inhabitant of reserve - will turn to raw materials for a shish kebab. Which will be eaten with great pleasure by the director of reserve, and the huntsman, and the militiaman. «What we guard – that we have» - is still then has begun.
Incident with the Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the State Duma hunting with the helicopter on the rare animals included into the Red Book accompanied by the high-ranking officials, inter alia obliged to protect these animals, and the victim during this barbarous and illegal hunting, is a shining acknowledgement to that (details in Russian - http://mk.
Short instant of repentance. Shot in roe – has got to mother. But it is really only an instant.
Would be silly to expect that SUCH power would be interested in wide release SUCH films.
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