A Russian Ending


"Hollywood makes alternative endings for films, and a movie's end that is made for a Russian audience is one where everyone dies or is left in despair.

Crossing melodrama with the documentary form is one way of looking at our post-Fordist economy where the cognitive freelancer must maintain, at the very least, slightly exaggerated enthusiasm. Motivated by the relentless search for work and increasing competition, he must be ever vigilant of the winds of hazard that are roaring, a hazard of economic demise they accept with forced euphoria." - PW