Watch the series Scandalous incident in Brickmill online for freeBrickmill, a small provincial town in England, has only one bank. It is run by Mr. Cattle, whose life is governed by strict rules. Breakfast, the way to work, the bank, lunch, work again, the end of the working day - and this routine happens every day. But one rainy day, when Cattle was about to reach the bank, he stopped by the store, staring at the window with toys for children. Cattle's housekeeper, Mrs Twigg, was very surprised when he burst into the house loaded with shopping bags. Cattle has loudly stated that he no longer wants to waste time on his work.
The debut of Yuri Solomin as the director of The Scandalous Accident in Brickmill is a reason to write a detailed review. The thing is that many actors tried to try themselves in the director's field. As well as many directors simultaneously act as actors. But usually, some kind of hypostasis prevails in a person. And this means that only a super-gifted creature can sit between two chairs. We are not talking about episodic appearances of directors on screens, but about the fact that only two people in the history of cinema could be the performer of the main roles and at the same time fully fulfill the duties of a director: Orson Wedds and Charles Chaplin. So, in the case of Yuri Solomin, nature awarded him only extraordinary acting skills. With direction, everything is much more complicated here. Therefore, the named film is not shown even on TV. It's a pity, because the performance of the team of actors, including Solomin himself, Emmanuel Vitrogan, Alexandra Yakovleva, Evgeny Vestnik is simply magnificent. Solomin looks organic and even elegant here. Not as a director, again, but as an actor. Against his background, Nelly Kornienko looks very pale. Yuri Solomin's game is incredibly beautiful. The weight of glory does not weigh on him at all. His famous roles are not even remembered when you see him on the screen as Mr. Kettle. In this work, he appears before us in a refined, charming perspective. And you just forget about the shortcomings of the direction. Well, to mention oddities like a bright sun, out of nowhere, that appeared in the gloomy sky of a rainy November day, or right-hand traffic in respectable England ... in which city did they introduce new rules? It doesn't happen that way, gentlemen! But on the other hand, now, looking at these absurdities, for some reason you are simply touched and tell yourself that all this is insignificant compared to the enchanting atmosphere the actors create with their play. It may be silly, but I'm grateful to the person who advised me to watch this film. This is an extraordinary film with all the advantages and disadvantages (in my opinion, the poor choice of the actress for the role of Mrs. Moon and the scarcity of visual means are obvious). But in any case, this film deserves more interest than the audience is showing to it now. Film buffs will appreciate the pleasure of watching a two-part film, after which everyone will awaken serious, lofty reflections on life goals, dreams and their fulfillment, and unexpectedly revealed opportunities.
One day the venerable head of the bank, on his way to work on a rainy, dull November morning, noticed a carelessly playing child in a shop window and realized that over the course of his life he had lost an important part of himself, turning into a large gray rat. So, losing his soul, in the bustle of everyday life, a person ceases to be a person. And so the main character asks the question: "Why is all this?" Measured stability, respect in society, what else does a person need to be happy? Sincere self-talk. Yuri Solomin made a film about an existential crisis that lies in wait for a soul that has learned to live by templates. Perfectly, sincerely played the main role, of course, is also a merit of the picture. The load of hypocrisy is a chain that fetters everyone who is spinning in the wheel of everyday life. It's good that everyone else lives just like you, constrained by conventions, and how bad that sometimes some people appear who are able to overcome shame and for some reason break the established order. Order, ceremonial, traditions - weren't we born to preserve the ideas about life and morality inherited from our ancestors? After all, the world rests on these pillars. What shocked the picture that Mr. Cattle saw? What made him suddenly wake up from hibernation? Sincere laugh of a child. Even in rainy weather, when it is gray and dull outside, children have enough inner light to sparkle and illuminate everything around them. And what about adults? They also laugh, but this is a completely different laugh - angry, ironic, sarcastic, mocking. But if a person is able to find in the depths of his heart the inner strength of a child, he is still alive. He has not yet turned into a two-legged animal. And what a blessing that there are other people who understand that this inner child is in the neighbor. It is important to make friends with such a person so that together their inner children can fight for their friendship against gray two-legged rats. This simple film is not rich in external surroundings, but this is not necessary. After all, we are talking about inner life, inner development that takes place invisibly, under the cover of secrecy in the limited capsule of our small inner space. The shooting took place with emphatically modest means, practically in the same room, on the same street of a small Baltic town. But the atmosphere of the old prim English Tradition is conveyed very accurately. The cast is all stars! Kornienko, Yakovleva, Vitrogan, Klyuev, Bulletin, Ivanov. Soviet actors of the old school, among whom it is difficult to single out someone special. Of course, Solomin, in the main role, rises above all the action, but this is the meaning, the deepest philosophy. Indeed, his hero suddenly rose above the general mass of people, dejectedly wandering towards the last line of earthly existence. The ending of the film on a good positive note is a pleasure, because the viewer is deeply imbued with the events taking place with the main character, in no case does he want any tragedy. Because the late love of a respectable banker evokes sincere empathy. A dream is a dream to come true. Late is always better than never.