Russian oligarch leads a life of wealth and excess, shady business, private aeroplane and all. Although he thinks he has seen everything, his romantic vein has the best of him when he happens to see an "angel" singing in a remote church choir. The singing angel is an attractive very religious young lady who happens to be totally blind since birth. No problem for the Russian oligarch, who proposes a deal: the blind young lady will be sent to Germany for an eye operation. If successful, she will marry and obey him, she will play by his rules.
Can money buy everything? Can it buy love and loyalty? Can you own somebody if you pay for the very expensive treatment that will allow them to see for the first time?
What happens when two different worlds meet? That of excess, of experience, with that of inexperienced youth, of reclusion, of religiousness, of temperance?
Konstantin Lopushansky's films are considered good by many of us, but cheerful they are not. Slow, full of symbols, probably not for everyone.
I take his last film "Through a dark glass" as a parable on the chances of survival of something/someone honest and pure when confronted with absolute power. As usual, Lopushansky dwells on profound concepts: jealousy, greed, repentance, faith and religion, manhood and womanhood, the clash between the spiritual and the earthly power, the meaning of life.
Extremely good acting by the main actors, V. Denisova and M. Sukhanov.
Loading video, please wait...
One of the most popular plot lines in literature all around the world - and probably the favorite of women audiences - is the story of a handsome prince who saves a beautiful young woman or raises her up out of poverty and misery, grants her wishes, gives her his love and - of course - a throne, which she certainly deserves because of her kindness, beauty, and various other wonderful qualities. The variations on this theme are countless, from the classic "Cinderella" or "Scarlet Sails" to Chaplin's "City Lights." But we all know that a romantic story is one thing, while life is, alas, something else altogether. And that "something else" depends on the country and era. Our story takes place in today's Russia, and that explains a great deal.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN
June 02, 2022 at 01:47 PM