"road test" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

"Skedaddle ..." - so bitterly told me my grandmother, who spent in the German occupation of two years of his boyhood, about the chaotic, shyly retreat panikorskom Soviet defenders during the first summer of the merciless hurricane of the Great Patriotic War, swept the socialist empire. Described in the colors dull hopeless pain, the silent despair in his eyes and strained clear expression of their shame that clouds the face of twenty boys and men forties, dressed in Red Army dusty rags faded with asterisks and oblinyavshimi patterns on the shoulder straps. Silent cry and barely suppressed howling on a rock, the enemy and the bosses, missed attack, read on faded gray gloom of a human countenances. When she vividly recalled those terrible days - hardly tried to re-create, understand, imagine frighteningly hopeless spiritual delusion, in which the Soviet soldier plunged times catastrophe Nazi blitzkrieg. Of course - nothing happened for years smallness, insignificance and lack of experience of visual images. Later, thanks largely Remarque, Hemingway, Vasiliev and Grossman understanding came, but the true inspiration close to the culture shock, felt only after watching "Roadside checks».
Military drama, both in domestic and in the international cinematic tradition, It can be divided into three subgroups: the pathetic and heroic patriot with the same exaggeration of the way of the enemy and lacquered snow-covered velvet "our"; screen reflections on the senselessness and madness Mars pirisch, unnatural human nature and the harmony of being framed by the same refrain - not for the life of the Lord has given us; mixed-salad moral censure warlike violence, chronicles of war and self-evident ideas on soldier's duty, priceless human life, the officer's honor, etc. By the way, the last - the majority. Herman fabric objectively falls in the above simplified classification is the fact that not flirting with cloying jingoistic otchiznolyubiem not condone lapidary cliché - the struggle between the totally right and without exception guilty, does not start to selflessly and categorical reasoning of the mighty defender of the motherland, the perfidy of infidels and "groznosti cudgel of people's war. " "Check on the road" as a single in its own way creative eruption unformatted and prohibitively distant from the mass audience homebrew kinomyslitelya extracts from the bowels of semiconsciousness and makes the judgment of enlightened public bypassed the attention of Western artists and taboo for the Soviet cinema dilemma: can be justified, understood and forgiven betrayal?
This logical structure, at first glance, clearly prohibited by inflexible negative exclamation Herman intertwined in a tangle titanic moral strings on-volitional and ethical choices, emotional and behavioral unpredictability of a rational being in danger of breaking up with his own life, the primacy of the situation of freedom of action and personal human dice thrown blindly someone unknown. Immediately masterovito and concisely separate notch is cut out by the accompanying question: "Who are the judges?". From the seemingly convoluted and labyrinthine circuit is formed a multi-faceted and simultaneously whole story Herman's "swan song", which is freely whether or inadvertently shed light on virtually all the assembly of centuries-old questionings about the fate of the soul, God, mentality mode, law, justice, people and the role of the deep lurking all this nuclear terry blend in our victory through suffering.
Through meticulously polished to the smallest detail to director style unfolding scenario of material and the use of fine tool creates a resonating lithographic print of the realities of war stunning vividness roles and proprietary hyperrealism Herman, who literally brought to us second by second thought by thought of directing the flow of consciousness. Stare at it for a vast ideological promises more interesting the closer the story gets to the climax gradually placing accents and conducting narrative thread. Rhythmically developing more than half of the allotted timing as the average Soviet military film story, the story after the perfect execution of the episode with a barge filled with Russian prisoners, takes a very different essential motivated and irrevocably clothed in philosophical clothes. In the following minutes felt by an avalanche of meanings, which to the ground shakes the whole foundation of the established views on the genesis of the failures and triumphs of the "holy war».
Not all are refined heroes without fear and without reproach. Not everyone is able to jump into the breach, or to go to ram. This is a lot of moral titans, who in the war, unfortunately, the first to die. Cowardice and fear of death often prevail over the dignity and duty. War - it's not a joust or duel of honor. This agonizing moral torture, break on the knee human destiny. "Has a man the right once to start first, if the first time - life gave misfire?". Political commissar, the authorities Petushki answer this question confidently and categorically: the prisoner still a traitor; the prisoner, who had put on a German uniform, nor a traitor twice, and its destruction is a necessary good. The leader of the guerrilla group Lokotkov intuitively feels people and see without a magnifying glass that a person - not a screw or nail. And the motives of his actions are not always so obvious, what they want to see power. Man - this is a microcosm in which boils and fights many subtle feelings, emotions and mentality. And if the one who betrayed him, broke, desperate, cowardly, he disgraced himself before the country and the people able to feel their shame, shame and internally become angry at himself - he was not a traitor and a Judas - he can be reborn and rise
echelons of Soviet soldiers. marching down the gentle light illuminates the European street in the strict direction of the west. He plays "Slavyanka", making his way to chills. From the windows of houses and then put up the white flags. On the faces and facial expressions warriors - the silent confidence, firm belief in the enlightened imminent completion of military mayhem. Eyes burning sparks valor and unwavering determination that from day to day with the enemy will be finished once and for all. In Sight Read shine winners. And there is nothing in these faces are not led to believe that exactly the same soldiers were on the verge of insanity from mental anguish, humiliation and the disastrous failure of the monstrous times of the beginning of the Nazi invasion. It is in this spiritual paradox built masterpiece Alexey Yurevich Herman: brought to despair, standing at the edge of the abyss, are a step away from the abyss - we find the point of equilibrium, overcoming the natural oscillations, will gather in the reins, rvomsya hard and ... win. The effect of Russian spring.

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