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The Asthenic Syndrome

АСТЕНІЧНИЙ СИНДРОМ

A distraught widow who has just buried her husband is about to destroy everything and everybody, but mainly herself. An exhausted man tries to find an escape from his daily chaos and routine in perpetual sleep. While their paths don’t really cross, the film implies they both suffer from the titular syndrome—a weakness, enervation, fatigue that is equally concrete and allegorical.

Director

Kira Muratova

Country

USSR

Year

1989

Dialogue Language

Russian

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