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Glory(Slava)

By chance, Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of lev on the train tracks. Instead of keeping it all for himself, he honorably hands it over to authorities. The state gifts him with a new wristwatch...which immediately stops working. To make things worse, it turns out that the state has lost his old watch. As a result of this, Tsanko begins a dogged quest for his old watch, and for his own dignity.
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Variety by Jay Weissberg

The film quietly builds to a feeling of inexorable disaster, guided by terrific performances as well as spot-on editing.
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The Hollywood Reporter by Jordan Mintzer

Directed with wit and structural precision — there is not a single moment in the film that feels wasted or doesn’t pay off later on — Glory uses two vastly opposing characters (a communications specialist vs. someone who can barely communicate at all) to depict a society riddled with fraud and cruelty.
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Boston Globe by Peter Keough

Like films such as Cristi Puiu’s “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu” (2005), Glory transforms that realism into metaphors that don’t just criticize a particular system but lay plain the universal exploitation of the weak and honest by the corrupt and powerful.

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