3,5 The Eastern commissars thought people were canaries, so felt compelled to build strong and secure cages to prevent their flight. The carceral panoptic universe was not restricted to the places of licit detention. But as the world’s more interested in capitalist schizophrenia and Commies, then and now, are aureoled by victory against the Nazis, these things are swiftly and politely hushed. (Well then, fuck you and
Carefully crafted slice-of-communist-life. Great black & white cinematography. And watch out for the unusually (but deliberately) stylized performance by Florin Piersic Jr., who might as well have been dropped into the movie from another Romanian film (possibly one older by quite a few decades).