The Second Circle (1990)
DVDRip | MKV | 710x480 | x264 @ 1790 Kbps | 85 min | 1,19 Gb
Audio: Russian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Art-house, Drama
Aleksandr Sokurov creates a haunting, austere, and emotionally honest examination of death, bereavement, and loneliness in The Second Circle. The title of the film refers to the second circle of hell depicted in The Divine Comedy, Volume I: Inferno by Dante Alighieri, the realm of damnation where the souls (of the lustful) are punished by the eternal lashing of a raging, infernal storm (note the referential parallel imagery of the opening blizzard scene). Using high contrast, raw, monochromatic imagery, and spare, but deliberate use of close-up shots, Sokurov reflects the soul's innate longing for compassion, human decency, and spiritual communion in an increasingly amoral, apathetic, and materialistic society…..