The Edge
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The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the victors seem to be crawling into the skins of the defeated, and vice versa. Ignat, is the embodiment of the larger-than-life image of the Soviet victorious warrior who, in fact, proves to be shell-shocked, sick and broken, although not completely destroyed. Trains become fetish for the heroes of the film, and speed becomes a mania; they virtually become one with their steam engines, while the machines take on… More

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"Tipping on the edge of the tracks and threatening to fall under the weight of its hysterics, this film conveys the darkness and chaos that was post-war Russia."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"Brilliant film about life in a gulag in 1946 with steam locomotives playing as important and as dramatic a role as the human actors."
‑ Louis Proyect,
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