The next academic year, in a class on philosophy of Mr. Zimita the last lesson comes to an end. At parting he suggests pupils to play unusual game – to simulate the behavior after a nuclear apocalypse. Before them the bunker in which ten people can stretch year, their – someone it is necessary to leave twenty to decay in ashes of nuclear fire …
John Haddls shot the previous film in 15 years prior to "Philosophers", in 1998
"Philosophers" – «find fault – a concept» – the drama which authors for one and a half hours prove one simple truth: logic and cold calculation during any moments help, but to make important decisions it is necessary heart. To illustrate this thought, the screenwriter and director John Haddls addresses to the scheme «Run, Lola, run» – three "experiments" in which children over and over again make the mistakes standing by it of lives in the imagined world (not to lock a plot within four walls a class, us continually transfer to the bunker and its vicinities painted by "mushrooms" of nuclear explosions) and depriving mankind of chance of rescue.
In the USA "Philosophers" leave only in December, 2013
All this can seem very curious and fascinating in retelling, but the film suffers from a number of problems. The first and main is quite ironic: at Haddlsa the logic limps. Rules change directly under way, obstacles are made up, and characters that go on a principle on nonsense, show amazing indifference to the events – unfortunately, not the plot is arranged under a situation, and a situation under a plot, more precisely, its morals. In total final, marked as the "correct" choice of heroes sounded as much as possible effectively and solemnly.
Secondly, the film does not need so many heroes as to represent them to Haddls do not gather are simply live dummies with pieces of paper on which their profession and one distinctive feature are written. Why in such conditions was to spray spectator attention to twenty people without as – or essential distinctive features, it is unclear: why it was impossible to reduce a class, for example, to dozen of people, having limited the bunker to six places?