Every day for the last seventeen years an old woman with a hunchback and a cart has got on the train. At a remote station she wanders into the woods. With this woman, as old as a century, the viewer is treated to a history of twentieth-century Russia.
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Seen many years ago on an emission of channel Arte, an unusual documentary with a cumulative structure: a slow approximation, by steps, to the "protagonist", in which reviews part of Russian History from an individual (hi)story, both exemplary and anonymous. In this sense, fulfills the premises of a melodrama that only at the end gives her a face, a model and a mask - tragically, Gogol runs through here.