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Just the Two of Us

Russia, 2001 (MIFF 2002, Fiction)

Director: Alexander Veledinsky

"You pretend to work; we'll pretend to pay you' goes the old Soviet adage. In this remarkable debut film, which screened at Cannes, two ageing brothers, railroad line guards in the middle of nowhere, live lives that are deliciously, sometimes brutally, superfluous.

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