Krisana (Fallen) (12A) <!-- none onestar twostar threestar fourstar fivestar -->

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The Independent Culture

The long virtuoso tracking shot which opens Fred Kelemen's movie prepares the way for a tortuously enigmatic meditation on remorse. Set in the dismal climes of Riga and shot in black and white, it concerns the attempts of a young clerk (Egons Dombrovskis) to trace the identity of a woman he passed on a bridge at night who, seconds later, jumped into the river. Tormented by his failure to act, he becomes obsessed by his need to discover why she destroyed herself. Slow going, but not without reward.

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