Kochegar (A Stoker)
Kochegar (A Stoker) (2013)

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Hannah McGill
The List

Stange, dark and clever, with a sense of Rabelaisian excess and moral murkiness that's tempered by an ambiguous but unexpectedly forceful moral message, the film address personal responsibility, cruelty and creativity in shady times ...

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Blackly comic, deceptively deadpan Russian drama that's both surprisingly moving and contains moments of genuinely shocking violence ...

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's full of idiosyncratic, almost suicidal directorial choices - a noodly guitar score, inexpressive, doll-like actors - yet weirdly cuts to the heart of a country that's been taken over by such unlovely characters.

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Scotsman

Allegorical, violent, blackly comic and occasionally bewildering.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Fits all the richness and lurid eccentricity of a Scorsese gang epic into 83 pocket-sized minutes.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

A potent black comedy with the gentle touch of a razor blade.

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