tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this movie review

25/10/2015 : FILMFEST GHENT 2015 - Yuriy Bykov: Durak

FILMFEST GHENT 2015

Yuriy Bykov: Durak

Movie
Drama

[80/100]   

Filmfest Gent
25/10/2015, Didier BECU

EN

It takes a lot of courage, but there are Russian filmmakers who dare to denounce Putin's Russia. Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev is of course the most famous example, but Durak (The Madman) by Yuriy Bykov is at least as strong.

The madman is Dima, a plumber who is studying at night so he can get a better job, and a better life. During one of his jobs, the young guy discovers a huge crack in a building where 800 people live. Dima fulfills his duty and informs the (drunken) local politicians about the risk of collapse. But they don't listen to his counsel, on the contrary, Dima must flee.

Corrupt politicians and drinking vodka seem to have become the two main characteristics of modern Russian cinema. Indeed, there is a lot of drinking and the Russian ​​words thatyou learn from Durak are not exactly what you’d call the most beautiful ones, but this film is another uppercut. Wondering whether Putin shares our opinion!

Didier BECU
25/10/2015


NL

Het vergt heel wat moed, toch zijn er Russische cineasten die het aandurven om het Rusland van Poetin in films te hekelen. Leviathan van Andrej Zvjagintsev is natuurlijk het bekendste voorbeeld, maar Durak (De gek) van Yuriy Bykov is minstens even sterk.

De gek is Dima, een loodgieter die ’s avonds vlijtig studeert zodat hij wat hogerop in het leven kan geraken. Tijdens één van zijn klussen ontdekt de jonge kerel in een flatgebouw waar 800 mensen leven een enorme scheur waardoor de constructie op instorten staat. Dima vervult zijn plicht en klopt bij de (alweer ladderzatte) lokale politici aan. Ze zijn echter niet van plan om te luisteren naar Dimas raad, integendeel de jonge knul moet wegvluchten.

Corrupte politici en vodka zuipen lijken wel de twee hoofdkenmerken van de moderne Russische cinema te zijn geworden. Er wordt inderdaad weer flink wat afgezopen en de Russische begrippen die je uit Durak kan leren zijn niet meteen de mooiste woorden, maar als film is dit alweer een uppercut. Benieuwd of Poetin onze mening deelt!

Didier BECU
25/10/2015


 

Next reviews
THE SISTERS OF MERCY • The Sisters Of Mercy; Antwerp-Trix (19/10/2015)
DEBRIS OF TITAN • On the Home Slope
ALIEN VAMPIRES • Drag You To Hell
EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS • Sandwalkers
DISAPPEARS • Low
DOUBLE EYELID • Seven Years
SHERMAN • White City EP
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Andrew Haigh: 45 Years
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Ole Giæver , Marte Vold: Out of Nature
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Nanni Moretti: Mia Madre

 

Other reviews from FILMFEST GHENT 2015
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Nanni Moretti: Mia Madre
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Andrew Haigh: 45 Years
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Ole Giæver , Marte Vold: Out of Nature
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Jayro Bustamante: Ixcanul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Radu Muntean: One Floor Below
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Barry Levinson: Rock The Kasbah
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • László Nemes: Son Of Saul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Kent Jones: Hitchcock/Truffaut
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Hou Hsiao-hsien: The Assassin
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Joachim Trier: Louder Than Bombs

 

Same genre: DRAMA
NINA GROSSE • Das Wochenende/The Weekend
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Nanni Moretti: Mia Madre
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Andrew Haigh: 45 Years
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Ole Giæver , Marte Vold: Out of Nature
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Jayro Bustamante: Ixcanul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Radu Muntean: One Floor Below
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • László Nemes: Son Of Saul
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Joachim Trier: Louder Than Bombs
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Alejandro Amenábar: Regression
FILMFEST GHENT 2015 • Thomas Bidegain: Les Cowboys

Music reviews

27
07
MILDREDA
I was never really there
26
07
LAIBACH
We Forge The Future. Live At Reina Sofia
23
07
CARNAL MACHINERY
Cluster A
09
07
IMPLANT
Cognitive Dissonance
30
06
SYGO CRIES
End Of A Century
29
06
RADERKRAFT
Dust & Debris

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

27
07
The Shamen, Moving Any Mountain since 1991! (30 years!)
27
07
Industrial Band CONTROVERSIAL Drops Visualizer For The Track 'Violence'
25
07
Industrial Band FLEISCHKRIEG Unleashes New Video For The Single 'Reach.'
22
07
Dark Electro/Industrial Band NORMORIA Addresses Struggles And Division With New Video
22
07
On this day, 38 years ago, The Cure performed ‘The Walk’ on Top Of The Pops!
18
07
Today, exactly 41 years ago, Joy Division released their second and final studio album, Closer.

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

31
07
ERASURE
'I'm preparing tracks for our up and coming tour' - An exclusive Interview with Vince Clarke
06
06
THE LOST INTERVIEW WITH KELLEY DEAL ( THE BREEDERS )
Peek-a-Boo publishes the interview with Kelley Deal that seemed to get lost for a long period of time - since it was made in 2018...
27
05
BODY DIVIDE
I’m a masochist. I think a lot of people fear it...
20
04
TERMINAL SERIOUS
I ask myself time after time: can love still save us?
15
04
BLEEDING RAVEN
Never really took myself serious... still don’t...

PHOTOS

25
07
DOGANOV
Mysteria FantasyFair Aarschot
25
07
ENZO KREFT
Mysteria FantasyFair Aarschot
19
07
SUICIDE COMMANDO
Konzertsommer im Revier Revierpark Nienhausen Gelsenkirchen Germany
19
07
LEATHER STRIP
Konzertsommer im Revier Revierpark Nienhausen Gelsenkirchen Germany
15
04
FAD GADGET
Mean Fiddler, London, England
25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

31
07
DEAD HIGH WIRE
Pray For Us
30
07
VOITH
Monotone Robotronic
29
07
BATTERY OPERATED ORCHESTRA
Diamond Feelings
28
07
DARKHER
Ghost Tears
27
07
MORTIIS
Demons Are Back
26
07
MEANDER
This is Meander.
25
07
LETTEN 94
Empty Landscapes (Official Video)