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Indie Trailer Sunday: Sergei Loznitsa's Russian Drama 'In The Fog'

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June 2, 2013
Source: Apple

Sergei Loznitsa's In The Fog Trailer

"Does a war really transform us to that extent?" Today's indie/foreign trailer to feature is for a film called In The Fog, directed by Sergei Loznitsa (of My Joy), an "eerie, dreamlike World War II drama" that played in Cannes and TIFF last year. A number of my colleagues ranked this highly as one of the best films of 2012, though it's just now getting a theatrical release. Vladimir Svirskiy stars as a partisan suspected of being a traitor who is apprehended by his comrades and taken out into the woods to be executed — but as the night fog closes in, the difference between darkness and light (or innocence and guilt) becomes ever more murky.

Here's the official US trailer for Sergei Loznitsa's In The Fog, available in high def on Apple:

It is 1942 and the western edge of the USSR is under German occupation. In the region, local partisans are waging a brutal battle against their foreign enemies. Sushenya, an innocent rail worker, is arrested with a band of saboteurs when a train is derailed not far from his village. Captured by the partisans, he is led through the forest where they are ambushed. Soon he finds himself one-on-one with his wounded enemy...

In The Fog is written & directed by Belarus-born filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (of My Joy and numerous docs including Northern Light), based on a novel by Vasili Bykov. This first premiered at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals last year. Strand Releasing will debut In The Fog in limited US theaters starting June 14th.

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  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    "Hey, there's a fog bank out there."
    • ogre
      classic movie!...and it's getting a blu ray release in july.
      • Isildur_of_Numenor
        Sweet!
  • Lukasz
    "the western edge of the USSR" most probably means Poland occupied from September 17th 1939 by Soviets. Hundreds of thousands were either killed or suffered repressions including tens of thousands of Polish officers murdered in Katyn (near Smolensk) and in other locations. I'm sure the movie is full of lies about history.
    • Linkfx
      It takes place in the small landlocked country of Belarus. Poland is to the west of them...but i'm sure you already knew that...being Polish.
      • Lukasz
        Just to remember that the western edge or frontier of USSR in 1942 was actually Poland in 1939. It is a matter of history of USSR as a nazi ally. Something that should not be forgotten when it comes to talking wars, responsibility for peace and how wartime affects individuals, as well as whole nations.
        • Linkfx
          Yes, no doubt you are right about the western edge of the soviet union.It doesn't change the fact that the movie takes place in the small country of Belarus rght next to Poland..so why are we even still talking about Poland?
          • Lukasz
            Come on. They called that part of Poland Belarus rightaway to wipe it out from history. And I'm quoting the phrase "western edge" elsewhere referred to as "western frontier" which that clearly identify the area.
          • Linkfx
            Well i will read more into it. Thank you. Obviously some really fucked up shit happened there for many many years and should never be forgotten

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