The Greenhouse Effect 2005
Parnikovyy effekt (original title)
1h 33min | Drama | 1 September 2005 (Russia)
loved these unlikeable characters…..one of whom is a hustler and a thief, the other is a young confused liar and ingrate.
But I still came to like them.
The excellent acting by the two young protagonists is compelling and very believable. Rita and Nemoy take us on their journey of taking each day as it comes, of searching for the past and perhaps building for a future.
The plot fills in nicely while the camera work often forces us to realize that these two characters hardly matter in the big scheme of things, that the traffic and the hubbub of daily life are the big players while these small folks (and the rest of most of us) perform their small actions in near anonymity. Moscow is a good backdrop for this juxtaposition, literally and historically.
A good, believable watch with a slightly ambiguous, mostly Indie ending; worth a watch.
Director: Valeri Akhadov
Writer: Oleg Antonov
Stars: Anna Frolovtseva, Andrey Khalimon, Evgeniy Kharlanov
Language: Russian | Greek
Release Date: 1 September 2005 (Russia)
Also Known As: Efekt cieplarniany
Filming Locations: Cyprus