3.5. Gorgeous cinematography of post-Soviet ruins & landscapes. Beginning had nice Jim Jarmusch feel with strange characters in strange lands. Lead guy too dull though. Never a good sign when my mind starts to imagine alternative tales: "And then a UFO comes and beams him up!" "And then she takes a knife and stabs him for being such a sentimental ass!" I wish the story had been entirely about Ulzhan. She rocked!