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Alexandra 2007

  • 3.8
In a desolate, sun-scorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson, a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routines of military life before making a sudden trip into the outlying countryside. Featuring a mesmerizing performance by Russian opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya, ALEXANDRA is a viscerally powerful new film from the great Alexander Sokurov.

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"Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity..." - J. Hoberman, the Village Voice


Member Reviews (7)

enjoyed this movie of family love between the ageing and the young,nice to see respect...

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Loved it!How much she loved her grandson! We need more stories like this about love and respect for family.

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This is the kind of thoughtful and thought provoking film that makes my Fandor subscription worth keeping. The role that the guardian-mother plays in Russian society is unnique and well worth exploring.

excellent . . .

Only a Russian could understand this one and I speak Russian. Frustratingly odd film...

Movie was very entertaining.

 

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