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Running Time: 77 mins.
Genre: Documentary

Sergei Loznitsa
Vyacheslav Telnov
Sergei Podshivalov
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The outline of a village community emerges from the haze. The first person appears, walking in the landscape. Soon we are aware of others involved in various activities. Everything takes place at a slow rhythm. Gradually we realise that the villagers are actually patients at an institute for the mentally disturbed and that the rhythm and image of the film have been adapted to their ability to perceive their own existence and the surrounding world. The film is dominated by the voices of nature as well as by the hum and stir accompanying their work. This includes harvesting fields, working at a local sawmill and property maintenance. We see the wards in the cafeteria, resting, and waiting for ... Full Summary >>