goodbye soviet union

Katlyn 2022-03-23 08:01:03

First of all, let me explain the word "goodbye". This "goodbye" does not mean farewell, but reunion. That is to say, I saw the Soviet Union again.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, I haven't seen a Russian film (of course, this does not include revisiting old Soviet films of the past). In the choice of movies, sometimes I have some very stubborn ideas. I always think that an era of a country (or region) has passed, or a system has changed, then the movie that this era has given her will be A certain quality is lost, and if that quality is exactly what I like, then with that quality is lost my love for this country's (or region's) cinema. This happened twice, once with Hong Kong and once with the Soviet Union.

My idea is of course stupid, because no matter what the age, art will find a way for her to survive. The new era will give her new characteristics. What you need to do is not to cherish the past, but to find the elements you like in the new characteristics. So I started watching Russian movies again, and the other day I saw a "Turkish Beginning", which is a parody of Hollywood, not worth mentioning, let's talk about this "Ninth Commando", although she can only It is a successful imitation of Hollywood movies.

Although we are talking about this movie, my focus is not on the plot of the movie itself, so I also lack enthusiasm to narrate the plot of the movie. I posted the movie introduction I saw on the Internet below, please Forgive my laziness.

After "Night Watch" and "Turkish Beginnings", another Russian film "9th Commando" (9 POTA) broke the domestic box office record. It received 770 in the first weekend since it was painted on September 29. At the box office of 10,000 US dollars, at least 1.8 million spectators came to watch, becoming the top box office in Russia (the first week of "Night Watch" was only 5 million US dollars). As of October 16, it has accumulated a box office of 19 million US dollars, which has exceeded "Shou" (16 million) and "Open" (18 million) have two records, becoming the highest-grossing domestic film in Russia's history.

"The Ninth Commando" breaks through the discourse taboos of the Soviet communist era. It is based on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The story of the film takes place in 1987-1989. At that time, due to the strong resistance of Muslims, the Soviet Union lost its troops in Afghanistan, and nearly 15,000 Soviet soldiers were killed or injured. , the Soviet Union set up a special "Ninth Commando" to assist the front-line battle. Six young men from Siberia received strict training. At the end of 1987, this surprise soldier was sent to the war center at the altitude of 3234 in Afghanistan to cover the retreat of the Soviet soldiers. To meet them, in addition to the predecessors of the "Ninth Commando", there were also life and death. Vast battlefield.

The film, which had a budget of $9 million, involved 1,500 active-duty soldiers, and was the second film in Russian history to work with the British film company Pinewood, best known for its 007 films. The father of director Fyodor Bondarchuk is Sergey Bondarchuk, who has directed the blockbuster films "War and Peace" and "A Man's Encounter".

After watching the film, my mood is very mixed, there is a hint of joy, but the bigger one is disappointment. My joy is in the film itself. Russian cinema is still at a high level, and her space is freer to criticize the past without scruples. In this regard, Russian filmmakers have observed for fifteen years, and they are finally convinced that the Soviet Union will never return.

And my disappointment is that I am finally convinced that Soviet cinema is really gone forever. An era of innocence created through movies is gone forever. Soviet cinema itself was the mouthpiece of the Soviet government and served Soviet policy. The biggest policy of the Soviet Union is to promote the beauty of the socialist system, and this is the core content of Soviet films. I like Soviet movies very much. In this love, ideas play a very important role. If you ask who is most moved by Soviet films, it must be the Chinese. The same ideology resonates with us.

Neither China nor the Soviet Union have built socialism. What does socialism look like? You can look for it in Soviet movies. Of course, there are also Chinese films before the 1980s. In the movies, socialism is so beautiful, and living in it is so happy. Soviet cinema is a socialist utopia.

I watched "The Story of the Office", "The Station for Two" and "Happy Life" over and over again, just as I watched "Look at the Family", "The Two and Her" and "Five Golden Flowers" over and over again. . I watch "Battle of Moscow" over and over again as I watch "Mine Warfare" and "Tunnel Warfare" over and over again, and it gives a feeling that it is happiness.

The movie is already familiar, but the feeling of happiness I want to relive again and again, for me, this is the charm of Soviet movies. And now, Soviet cinema has truly become history. For me, the memory must be mixed with a touch of loss, just as the Russians were never completely happy with the demise of the Soviet Union.

Now I can only find joy in a glimmer of joy in disappointment. In this film, we see a critical spirit that is not found in Soviet films, a reflection on war, and a critique of the purpose of war. This film is very cruel, and it is getting more and more cruel. She does not have the hope and emotion in American commercial films. She is more akin to Field Platoon or Full Metal Jacket. Yes, she can definitely be called the Russian version of "Full Metal Jacket".

There is one scene in the film that is shocking. Among the Soviet soldiers was a young man who called himself a painter. He is the character with the most ink in the film. In this war film, which mainly depicts group portraits, he can be regarded as the first male protagonist. With such a character, you hope that he doesn't die, or that he dies properly. But the handling in the film blows you away, you might think he's going to die, but you don't think he's going to die like this. The beginning of the film left a lot of foreshadowing, his love with his girlfriend, his dream to paint a picture of war, and he has the potential to be a sniper. All this makes you long for him to show his talents at the end of the film. But suddenly, before the final battle, he was shot dead. The foreshadowing in front of the director seems to be to create this kind of psychological gap for you. Death is equal to people, and he will not care for you because you are the protagonist. He will not pity you for your many dreams. With a headshot, you don't even have time to feel hopeless and sad.

Death is equal, but the movie has to go on, if the people in the movie are all dead, then who will tell the story? So there must have been a survivor who was an eyewitness. This guy has a steel tooth, let's just call him a steel tooth. Steel Tooth is so brave and ruthless, his face is hideous. But fatefully, he became the only survivor. There is such a scene in the film. When the young people finished their training and were about to set foot on the battlefield, they met a group of veterans who were about to be discharged from the army at the airport. One of them was a fellow from Steel Teeth. He gave him an amulet and told him that he would never die if he wore this amulet. This amulet had been protecting the veteran for 23 years. Ironically, the moment the veteran sent the amulet, his plane was shot down by a shell and crashed at the airport. In this scene, it is not difficult for us to think that Steel Teeth will survive, but what we can't imagine is that only Steel Teeth will survive. But only the body survived, his soul was dead.

About the annihilation of human nature by war, there is also an explanation in the film. Two of them are the finishing touches. One is the role of an instructor. He said to the soldiers at the beginning: "You are not even human, you are bullshit." And he himself had even lost the courage to live anew, and just wanted to return to the battlefield to die, he even thought that he could not return. to the battlefield and burst into tears. Another clip is when the soldiers go to the ninth column barracks to report, the atmosphere in that barracks is like hell, the eyes of the veterans are cold, as if they are watching a group of dead people, and there is no vitality in themselves. Li Ao said that there are two places to shape a man, one is the prison and the other is the army, and is complacent that he has both been through it. I think his words need a premise, that is, a time of peace. In war, armies and prisons can only destroy humanity, men and women. Of course, compared to Li Ao, I have never experienced both the army and the prison. I am just making assumptions. But I hope that my conclusion will always stay in subjective rather than personal experience.

At the end of the film, Steel Teeth monologues: "What we can't imagine is that the country we fought for disappeared after two years." The once moved has become illusory, and a country that once shed blood for it suddenly disappeared. Vice exists. Those who died in battle who couldn't see it were lucky. And those who survive will feel nothing but emptiness and confusion, and endless pain. History has played a joke on human beings like this, but as long as there are countries, as long as there are human beings, such jokes will be played again and again.

Goodbye, Soviet Union. This time it means farewell, saying goodbye to the cruel Soviet Union in reality, and the Soviet Union in the image, just as beautiful as the image depicts, will never disintegrate and will last forever.

The song "Several Sunsets Red" in "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" was taken out of context by Qiong Yao to describe love. I might as well learn it and take a love poem by the chief Mu Rong out of context to describe the movie and my mood.

We're not as degenerate as we feared

Because we've never been as noble as we imagined

Let the burning memories cool

and the glorious illusions shatter

I have nothing to be sad

about The abandoned heart

is actually in the process of pursuit, and there is nothing we can grasp,

including happiness and sadness, including - happiness

(the movie was watched late at night, the post was written in the early morning, sleepy, confused, and confused. )

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Extended Reading

9th Company quotes

  • Lyutyy: We were leaving Afghanistan. We, the 9th company, we won our war. Back then we didn't know many things. We didn't know that, two years later, the country we had fought for would vanish. That wearing medals of a nonexistent country would become unfashionable.

  • [last lines]

    Lyutyy: We were leaving Afghanistan, the 9th Company. We... we won.