The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.
Matt H (gb) wrote: Great cast is wasted. A quirky comedy that forgot to add some laughs.
Luciano G (fr) wrote: Director Shion Sono delivers with razor sharp precision, with witty brilliance, gorgeous cinematics, strict attention to detail, and plenty of blood..... the movie combines your typical genre of thrillers, fantasy, grindhouse, classic, and horror and combines it into something unique..... from the gorgeous, strong brutal intellectual dialog to the utterly phenomenal acting job from Mr. Shamoto and Mr. Murato, this is a movie you must watch...
Logan M (gb) wrote: Underneath the brilliant style and design you'll find a plot that feels very much unfinished.
Kyle B (ag) wrote: In retrospect, this was a nice opener to Reitman's career. The ensemble is terrific here lead by Aaron Echkhart who really deserves movies like these to carry today. Robert Duvall gives one of his best performances out of what I have seen from him and JK Simmons is excellent as ever here too. Katie Holmes, Kim Dickens, and Maria Bello are great as is Rob Lowe and the always great William H. Macy. I wish this was more funny like Juno and Up in the Air are but the script is well written and won't make you scoff at it if you don't agree with this character's morals.
Ferr L (us) wrote: Encore un film japonais remarquablement filme, sur l amitie et ses limites. La lenteur des scenes peut paraitre longue mais c est cette subtilite de prendre le temps de fimer et d attendre qui rend le film d autant plus passionant.
Matthew K (fr) wrote: great movie really loved it
Christopher S (jp) wrote: Good horror flick that stayed to to the older films it was paying homage to. Had a good creepy feel all the way through while maintaining moral and social conscious plot lines. Never see these anthology films anymore, this is one of my favorites.
maclud m (au) wrote: I ve read and liked most murakami's books but not this one.. so I was naturally curious about the movie. And damn it was good.... the first half deals with a girl lost in the sm prostitution world.. the second one with how she is finally losing her mind... its twisted, disturbing, beautiful, sensual, relaxing... list is too long. great movie.. but I m not recommanding it..
Jo Y (mx) wrote: I think I saw it.I can't remember.
Joss B (jp) wrote: It's got no plot.. It's kinda like a homemade sex tape meets concerts filmed on you cell phone!
Alexander C (jp) wrote: An old Wayne classic, cant remember all of it!
Kirk L (es) wrote: Sounds like a porn...
Donaldo T (fr) wrote: It's been a while since we've had a horror film like this. And it plays off well.7.4/10