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Though Russian director [[Performer~P112058~Alexander Sokurov~alexandersokurov]]'s feature Alexandra unfolds against the backdrop of military life, it constitutes a stark and deliberate chamber drama in lieu of a war picture. Alexandra Nikolaevna ([[Performer~P73697~Galina Vishnevskaya~galinavishnevskaya]]) is an elderly woman with a grandson, Denis ([[Performer~P523818~Vasily Shevtsov~vasilyshevtsov]]), conscripted into the army of the Chechen Republic. When she makes the arduous journey to visit him, the startling nature of military life as it unfolds before her eyes -- the absence of women, the blind acceptance of amenities that so many take for granted, the emotional inexpressiveness -- completely bewilders her and introduces her to a world infinitely more alien than any she has ever experienced. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:March 26, 2008
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