A lleva a B y B lleva a C que se encuentra con D quien al mismo tiempo está relacionado con A quien se enreda con E quien está casado con C y asi hasta aplacar toda ecuación posible de relaciones: si la comedia es, en algún punto, matemática pura, la de Iosseliani es una demente, hecha de casualidades causales, de coreografías urbanas, de cosas que chocan, se caen, se rompen, se intercambian y finalmente hacen ¡boom!
It's an anarchical comedy about the interrelationships of the various people who come in contact with a painting and some valuable china. I really enjoy his sense of the absurd, and the choreography of human traffic. As much as I would like it to be true, the quote at the beginning of the movie is not from Shakespeare. Just another one of his tricks, though the quote is quite apt.
The sort of sauntering plotless thing Iosseliani specializes in, with humor so dry most folk would never suspect it's a comedy, is a tough act to pull off and can fall terribly flat. I appreciate the director's love for loafers and derelicts, and am not unsympathetic to his view that modern life is shallow and absurd, so pour me another drink!, and I enjoy his particular flow. This just flowed right on over me.