In the Fog

In the Fog

(V tumane)

Winner of the Critics Prize at the Cannes 2012. On the Western frontiers of the USSR during World War II, an innocent rail worker faces his would-be executioners who believe him guilty of treason in this dark drama.... More

"The region is under German occupation and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. A train is derailed not far from the village, where Sushenya, a rail worker, lives with his family. Innocent Sushenya is arrested with a group of saboteurs, but the German officer makes a decision not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumours of his treason spread quickly, and partisans Burov and Voitik arrive from the forest to get revenge. As the partisans lead their victim through the forest, they are ambushed, and Sushenya finds himself one-to-one with his wounded enemy. Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies, and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances." (Cannes Film Festival 2012)Hide

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After a fantastic opening scene, it didn’t take long for this Cannes winner to bludgeon my attention span with its unnecessarily long shots of people doing absolutely nothing interesting. Perhaps I’m missing a deeper underlying context to seeing a man sitting blankly by a tree for five minutes straight. I guess for people smarter than me, they can draw out some engrossing poignancy to these lingering moments, adding to the grim atmosphere and personifing the isolating hopelessness of the lead character’s condition or whatever. For me, the only thing In the Fog elicited from me was an overwhelming sense of boredom.

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  • Takes a long, slow, and exceedingly bleak and morose look at the moral choices of three Belorussian soldiers during the German occupation of WWII. Full Review

  • In the Fog is an intense, slow-burning and haunting drama. Full Review