The enigmatic aspect of the film is fully supported by the absolutely unique camera work that never leaves the characters alone. 4 is based on a script by Vladimir Sorokin, a well-known radical writer who has challenged numerous taboos in Russian culture, such as using foul language or talking about homosexuality. His works have sparked controversy, and his enemies have publicly burned his books. Khrzhanovsky's film has been subject to censorship in his home country. (Ludmila Cvikova)

Competition Fiction 2005
Ilya Khrzhanovsky
Russia 2004
126 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Vladimir Sorokin
Cinematography Alisher Khamidkhodzhaev, Aleksander Ilkhovsky, Sandor Berkesi
Editing Igor Malakhov
With Mariia Vovchenko, Irina Vovchenko, Svetlana Vovchenko, Sergei Shnurov, Yuri Laguta, Konstantin Murzenko, Alexei Khvostenko
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