first of all, it was funny to see my university(SPBSU). secondly, no wonder that stereotypes about scientists educated in soviet union exist. BUT here, although they look serious and use scientific vocabulary, things they say make no sence at all, they sound rather dorky:) the machine they used looks funny. because of that i didn't feel the vibe. however, the plot is great and the way it's filmed is fantastic.
oh man, can we cut down the summary? It basically give away most of the movie for people who haven't seen it. Yufit is a really oddball. Its almost impossible to get a accurate sense of a lot of the content in his movies without knowing people who lived in soviet era of 50-70s ( aka all the older authority figures in his films) and people who grew up in 80s (the heros in Papa and Killed by lightening).