How the movie “The Draft” denigrates our history and country
The plot of the film is simple and not particularly intricate. Young Muscovite Kirill is a talented designer of computer games. One day he turns out to be completely erased from the memory of all he knew and loved. Kirill learns that he has been chosen for an important and mysterious mission. Its mission is to become a customs official between parallel worlds, of which there are dozens in the universe. Will Kirill be able to unravel the mystery of these mysterious worlds and who controls them and why? This viewer should find out by looking at the picture.
Everything seems to be all about the case. The plot develops. Cyril is defined as the owner of the Customs Tower, which opens doors to other worlds. For example, the author’s technique is interesting: to show all worlds through the opening door with a view of Red Square in Moscow “at different times”. This is what the viewer has to face more than once when viewing a picture.
I am not a judge of the game of actors, and this is not the task of my material. I want to say about the ideological "bookmarks" in the picture, affecting the mood of the public and, it seems to me, not at all contributing to the consolidation of our society.
It turns out that independently of us there are many parallel worlds, among which there is one ideal - Arkan. And all the other worlds are created in order to take into account the mistakes of the "rough" sketches of the parallel universe when building an ideal life in an ideal world.
And what is this ideal world, in the opinion of the creators of the picture?
The first thing that catches your eye is the pagodas on Red Square in Moscow. Chinese restaurants with Chinese servants. Levitating (flying) automatic guards in the form of Russian transforming nesting dolls with terrible, twisted malice faces, ready to kill all unwanted by the wave of the moderator's hand of this "ideal" reality.
After what he saw on the screen, the anecdote he heard in his youth somehow emerged in his memory. Meet Nixon and Brezhnev. Leonid Ilyich says to Nixon: “Today I had a dream. White House, and above it flies a red flag! And why would it be? ”Nixon kept silent, and then suddenly said:“ You know, Lyonya, and I, too, recently had a dream. I see Red Square, and a huge such poster hangs over Lenin's mausoleum ... That's just what was written there, did not disassemble ... "" Why is that? - asks Brezhnev. “I don’t know how to read Chinese, I don’t know hieroglyphs!” Nixon replies.
Apparently, the same "dream" had a dream and our directors when setting the picture. (Taki will be swallowed up by “our Rush” Chinese dragon, and the fire-breathing will not choke!)
Well, this Arkan is a perfect world. And what about the other worlds?
Excuse me Here, for example, one of them. We are shown a distinctive Moscow, isolated from the rest of the world, where there is no electricity, internal combustion engines, gas, oil, and all technical progress is frozen at the level of the 18 century and is based on the use of steam engines. Apparently, the authors seriously considered that this was a lot of our intellectual capabilities. And the rest of the technical progress was provided by the West.
But that's not all. We are shown what would have happened with the country if we had followed the "Stalinist path of development." In this world, the spectator is met by Vasilisa the blacksmith (either a woman or a man — you can't figure it out right away!), The mistress of the world Nirvana. But compared to such a "Nirvana" GULAG - pioneer camp "Artek" in comparison with the St. Petersburg "Crosses"! Hypertrophically pretentiously shown "free labor" under socialism. All the pictures of this world are sustained in severely sullen, gray-dirty colors. The work is exclusively manual, exhausting, killing all living, thinking ... And those unfortunates who do not perform the daily production task are surely executed, and in the best traditions of the Inquisition - publicly, on the square!
And all these worlds are created by the imagination of the "chosen" inhabitants of the Earth, possessing supernormal abilities. The main character, Cyril, also applies to them. He is the chosen one! He is also able to create his own worlds by the power of thought. What does he create? And everything is very simple: the sea, palm trees, sand and oranges from a tree. Consumerism without any frills, so to speak, in the nude! And it does not cover up the fact that they, with his beloved Anna, dreamed of a rest on the shore of the warm southern sea. It turns out - consumerism and emptiness ... Everything is only for myself, loved one, and the rest is somehow even thought of! Here is the ideal, here is the current attitude to the values of society, the needs of others. All right! Today, every man for himself. One Christ for all!
So it turns out ... Putin is talking about respect for the national stories, about spiritual bonds, about the continuity of generations. And masters of art see the problems of their people differently ...
Then I naturally have a question: who are you, the masters of the “most important art”? I would very much like to be with the people, and not with refined cosmopolitans, personalities without the family and tribe, who consider our country as a source of enrichment and personal well-being. But for this you need to create for the people, and not for the sake of fashionable transatlantic trends!
- Alexander Avelyanov
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