Schaste moe (My Joy) 2010



A routine run for a truck driver turns into a nightmare he can’t escape in this psychological drama from filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa. Georgy (Viktor Nemets) is driving a load of freight into Russia when, after an unpleasant encounter with the police at a border crossing, he finds himself giving a lift to a strange old man (Vladimir Golovin) with disturbing stories about his younger days in the Army. After next picking up a young woman (Olga Shuvalova) who works as a prostitute and is wary of the territory, Georgy finds himself lost, and despite asking some homeless men for help, he’s less sure than he was before of how to make his way back where he belongs. As brutal images of violence and alienation cross the screen, Georgy’s odyssey becomes darker and more desperate until it reaches an unexpected conclusion.

Articles on Schaste moe (My Joy)
Jonathan Romney, Land of the living dead, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 7 (July), 2010 pp. 23
Anton Dolin, Fools and bad roads, in: Filmcomment, nr. 5 (September/October), 2010 pp. 54-58
Reviews
Silvia Hallensleben, Mein Glück, in: epd Film, nr. 2, 2011 pp. 49
Author:Jonathan Romney
Title:Land of the living dead
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:7
Year:2010
Pp:23
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Schaste moe (2010)
Author:Anton Dolin
Title:Fools and bad roads
in:
Magazine:Filmcomment
Nr.:5
Year:2010
Pp:54-58
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Schaste moe (2010)
Author:Silvia Hallensleben
Title:Mein Glück
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:2
Year:2011
Pp:49
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Schaste moe (2010)

Schaste moe
(My Joy)

Germany / Ukraine / Netherlands 2010

Directed by
Sergei Loznitsa
Sergey Loznitsa


Year:2010
Running time:127 minutes
Country:Germany
Ukraine
Netherlands
Language:German
Russian

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