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Review of the film "The Bride"

A very competent and well-thought-out work in the genre of Gothic horror is a bit spoiled by the lack of bold decisions, but with tasks to entice and frighten the "Bride" is coping "very well."

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Lovers Nastya and Ivan have just registered their marriage at the registry office, but the relatives of the newly-born husband are offered to play a real wedding in an old house owned by Ivan's family. Arriving in a remote mansion, Nastya at first does not feel a dirty trick, but gradually she is covered by fear - her beloved's relatives behave strangely. The girl tries to leave the sinister house, but turns to a captive for whom an ominous ritual is prepared - the family of Ivan keeps a terrible secret: every few years a betrothed with a man from this kind of girl must contain the soul of a long-dead Bride ...

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Svyatoslav Podgaevsky began to study directing, dreaming to remove a thrilling criminal thriller, but while all of his feature films are made in the genre of horror

Every time I start talking about Russian horror, I want to "lay straws" - they say, and this genre is very young for us, and the audience does not particularly favor such a "specialized" movie, and the producers do not give a damn about the "horror films", they are offered cheap but profitable comedy. And the situation between that has changed for a long time, and there are enough indulgences already, Russia has formed its masters of the genre, teams of like-minded people, a community of fans and a big company for each new project. Hence, the approach to the new mystical horror "The Bride" Svyatoslav Podgaevsky should be "adult". Fortunately, the movie turned out strong, from a couple of critical remarks will not crumble.

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

As a place of filming, one of the buildings in the Bratsevo manor was used, previously converted into a cheap hotel

But first let's talk about the good. Quite popular in the West, horror Gothic, we are very rare, there are no "Women in Black","Crimson peaks"Or"Sleepy Hollows", Another story, aesthetics, mentality. But if you want and talent, you can look into this eerie world. What the "Bride" does not take away is that the authors have created a strong and consistent world, in which what is happening is clear, clearly, although in places it is rather trite. Podgaevsky has already formed a movie from an eerie rite, and the "Bride" can be considered a worthy successor to "The Queen of Spades", It is at least thought out and suffered. This, for all its simplicity, is extremely important for a good "horror film", many of the films of this genre "break" precisely on obvious stupidity and contradictions.

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

The "Bride" has a frightening secret, there are colorful characters guarding her, there are innocent victims and unwitting accomplices of a kind of sacrifice. Plus, the action of the tape is taken out of the brackets of modernity and civilization - at some point history turns into a universal "scarecrow", and this makes it even more impressive. Good actor's works are forming a general picture for the benefit - Alexandra Child, who plays the role of Lisa, the elder sister of Ivan, in general played, perhaps, a better role, in her heroine there are so many different faces that it is impossible not to admire Lisa. The canonical purity (although incomplete, but it's already a spoiler) lies behind the charming face Victoria Agalkova - she played the role of exemplary final girl with a naivete, love and a longing for life.

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Is the film "Bride" terrible? Yes, it is quite. Especially if you are among the fans of noisy appearances of monsters from the darkness, suddenly flung open windows and dirty bony hands sticking out of the earth and the walls of houses. Podgaevsky's film does not aspire to postmodernism, does not want to "laugh" templates and traditions - "The Bride" works exactly as a strong genre film should. Yes, it is possible that a spoiled viewer will be bored without a final twist, without an unexpected ending or a non-obvious turn of the plot, but the viewer who consumes "medicine for fear" with homeopathic doses will have a liking for the picture.

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

Shot from the movie "The Bride"

But it was not without a flaw in the tape. In the scenario, several logical holes are hidden, which, when viewed closely, a harmonious "system of blocks and levers" can destroy, but this is not hampered by viewing, but by the director's efforts to perform his work so carefully that this diligence catches your eye. The camera often makes unforced stops, accentuating the already sharp attention of the viewer, pauses before the appearance of the "terrible" are sometimes so prolonged that the "bu-moment" lags behind the public, and several repetitive frames and plans give out some disassembly at the editing table.

And yet the "Bride" can only be welcomed - the movie is performed in an original manner, the mistakes of previous projects Podgaevsky taken into account, the actors do not serve the number, and are included in the game, the graphics do not cut eyes. Years of work of Russian horrormakers were not in vain - in 2017 this is the most impressive tape of this genre, it's not a shame and praise.

Since 19 January at the cinema.

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