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4.0 out of 5 stars
Unique, witty and superb!, 15 Sept. 2010
This movie is beautiful. It is dark, but funny, with a wonderful sense of tangential humour; the opening exchanges about Rasputin are akin to Python, Withnail and (as previously mentioned) Beckett. It also has heart and depth, with an emotional core that drives the narrative of the bungling protagonists through to their very satisfying resolutions. It also provides something of an existential essay on the human need for truth and closure.
It is beautifully shot, with wonderful cold, wintery tones that are a real testament to what can be done on a digital format. The performances are brilliant and the mysterious plot unravels superbly, without any telegraphed twists and turns. It's as visually rich as a Gondry film, but without too much whimsy.
In short, it's a brilliant film.