Michael, my question is this. Zvyagintsev includes a shot of a nurse, who sets the bed just as efficiently as Elena does in the opening sequence. Does(n't) that imply(reveal) something about the nature of the relationship?
I wouldn't go as far as to claim that the couple are in a purely give-and-take relationship, but the shots of different televisions, breakfast across the tables, does say something along those very lines, doesn't it?
I absolutely agree with you - Why should he give the money?
SatishN posted 09.01.12
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