"The Belarusian Railway Station" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

"The Belarusian Railway Station" - a film about the war, and at the same time not about the war. And it's not even the fact that the events unfolding in twenty-five years after the victory. The essence of the film is not that exactly met frontline friends, would not otherwise have been the film is clear and quite close to people of other generations born after many years after the war.
Yes, "the Belarusian railway station" there are signs of a particular time thanks to them the film acquires vitality, texture, and does not remain at the level of abstract philosophical thought. The main characters - front-line soldiers, the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War, now - middle-aged people, ordinary Soviet citizens. A very unusual way, the image of soldiers: in world culture, they always remained eighteen boys and girls, in memory of my generation - most decrepit old men and going great. And here they are just people in a normal household routine. Just then, in the seventies, it was common that the average accountant in the company has eight military decorations. And outside the window there is a normal peaceful everyday life, and it is too much to appreciate the great feat of their youth, and the characters are aging, becoming bothersome elderly, who seems to only prevent young. This is everyday life any complicated and incomprehensible, it is not clear who is right and who is not, where their own, and where the enemy is. And they are too far apart from each other. Someone plant manager, and someone fitter, which even at the funeral of wartime comrades take over someone's chauffeur. And front-line friends even seem a little strange: Well met, hugged, shed a few tears, and say something and nothing, and someone has to go back to work, and someone - home. Bytovuha.
But if the film was just a front for a meeting friends over the years, only about what they became after the victory, he did not touch the soul to us, the war is not kind. Oddly enough, but the most congenial "Belarusian railway station" work - is "Twenty Years Later", the second part of the trilogy mushketorskoy. Perhaps this analogy can best explain why we still have so offended the old Soviet movies about the war. The point is not only the duty of memory. A sense of duty to love anyone not force. Just those movies that really connects people for life. We are social creatures, we can not live without each other, without attachment to our loved ones. And we can only associate a common cause, correct and right, giving meaning to our existence. Here's to "close their and our cause is just," To win needed one at all. Through the life of the Soviet people in such a thing of the past war. And I do not in any way do not want to say that in order to fill the life of the surviving sense, it is necessary to arrange the tragedy of World War II and the Great Patriotic War - and therefore talking about the musketeers, about how the memory of the good and noble that connected them in youth connects them again after twenty years of separation, and gives them the strength for the new. So here the characters can not just break up in the style of "met shabby" - and as a result it turns out that here, among the daily routine, there are acts of noble and ignoble, there bastards who want to fight back, but to do it is always more convenient, when his next, and when you are connected to the realization that your cause is just.
film is very well built in terms of the dynamics of the plot. First - slow and slurred. Just a normal day, though overshadowed by another funeral. Just work schedule squeezed more visit to the cemetery. Characters meet, they feel alienation. Then the tempo increases, they are painfully trying to bring back the former sense of community, while still not wanting to get out of range of the usual measured life. Everything changes when they decide to go to help Ivan. Hence their reunion begins, the release of essentially heroic soldiers from under the mask of ordinary citizens-inhabitants. And in the end - cathartic lyrics Nina Urgant, prepared by the entire course of the film and telling the viewer prepared the whole essence, the whole philosophy of the story
10 of 10.

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