Film Review: “The Edge” (“Kraj”)


In November 2011 the Russian film titled “The EDGE” (“Kraj”) opened in Los Angeles, nearly 1 year after it premiered in Toronto and swept the film festivals in Pusan, Marrakesh and Thessaloniki. As a 2011 Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, “The EDGE” captures an virulent, violent and darkly adventurous narrative that suggests Siberia in 1946 soon after the end of World War II.  The population comprises those who once interfaced with Germans during the war and, as a result, were no longer trusted.  Isolated and remote, “The EDGE”  offers up a handful of dashed hopes that snowball into one another while train tracks keep the goal of escape as a palpable possibility. 

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