Arnprior Movies

Compartment No. 6

Compartment No. 6

Score: 6 / 10

Release Date: Toronto, Vancouver
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Producer: Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki
Studio: Mongrel Media
Starring: Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Yuliya Aug, Polina Aug, Dinara Drukarova, Galina Petrova
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 107 minutes

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Compartment No. 6 movie reviews

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    Compartment No. 6

    Sunday, February 6, 2022 5:03:34 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    "Compartment No. 6" is an arctic road movie, perhaps it could be seen as a clumsy attempt to find harmony and peace of mind in a world of chaos and anxiety. The core of the story lies in the notion of acceptance. Itís a hard duty to accept that you're part of this chaotic world, and that you exist as you do. Road movies are often about freedom. In a car you can go where you want, every crossroad is a possibility. But we tend to think that freedom isnít an endless number of options but rather, the ability to accept your limitations. A train ride is more like destiny. You canít decide where to go, you just have to take what it gives you. Itís easier to deal with your personal emotions when there's certain distance. You go towards something strange, something that's only but a glimmer. It stays a mystery for quite a long time, but when you keep going, you start to find something that resonates in your soul. Itís a really unconscious process. When itís ready, you might understand what's there that keep you going. Nostalgia is the emotional experience, always momentary, always fragile, of having what you lost or never had, of seeing people you missed seeing, of sipping coffee in the storied cafés that are now hot- yoga studios. Itís the feeling that overcomes you when some minor vanished beauty of the world is momentarily restored. The film establishes a different kind of on-screen couple. Audiences are overly conditioned to expect some kind of sexual tension. Romantic love stories are often too narrow. This kind of storytelling is more about abusing the viewers voyeurism. We've to understand why we feel like we do. If it involves sex, fine, but thatís not the place to set the camera. Itís the darkness, the coldness of this part of the world. We donít know. But there are the same dark souls everywhere in the world, and they like to laugh as well. (2,0/2,5) Written by Gregory Mann