After roughly spent night two friends come to the senses in quite strange place – the house which consists of a train of corridors and rooms without windows and doors. Over time it is found out that in the same labyrinth there is some more acquaintances and not so same wondering poor fellows, a gravestone, a coffin and the laid funeral table. It is a high time to reflect on, whether the last is a stop on a way to the best world – heroes start to remember, how they came to be on the brink that managed to do and what remain in memory of the family.
Admitting sympathy to «the Quartet And», I inevitably pass to a camp of the audience prejudiced and I repent that «Quicker, than rabbits» became for me "purpose number one" in flowing to "New Year’s fight» film distributors and releases. However all obviously prepared praises do not prevent to look at new work «men who speak» critically and even with small discontent.
At first about the good. Before an exit of a picture there were some fears of, whether children from «the Quartet can And» to step through that weighty critical blow which was put to them two years ago reaction on «About what still speak men». That film, though collected habitually decent cash desk, an essential part of the audience and critics disappointed with appreciable secondariness. The new project in comparison with the previous work has two essential scenary pluses: first, in a basis performance again lies ("Male-2", we will remind, consisted of original jokes and the "remains" which have not entered into the first part), and secondly, here only a half of a quartet acts as itself, two other participants should play foreign characters. The second – is very essential, after all, «playing itself», children are limited to the habitual horizon of images, and getting into a skin of new heroes, can show something original, him interesting. Besides, it helps grow also to actors.
The general growth of skill of team is appreciable also. «A quartet And», in all its expanded structure, including actor Igor Zolotovitskogo, director Dmitry Dyachenko and other constant coauthors and collaborators, – now the real harmonious car, the tank ironing the viewer throughout all film by a cannonade of jokes of different calibre. No, and you will smile even at all fault-finding to humour, and then and you will laugh in a voice.
The picture became the fifth full-length work for «A quartet and» and Dmitry Dyachenko was engaged in the fourth, which direction
With humour at a picture a full order. As well as the previous films of "Quartet", history often does small кульбиты towards imaginations of heroes or their idea of the past and the future – to these "Rabbits" remind "veils" of the protagonist to "Walter Mitti’s improbable life». The range of jokes will satisfy the most different layers of the audience – is here and anachronistical abuses of alcohol as if casually tightened quite topical mockeries over representatives of the power or sexual minorities are turbulence from already forgotten partially «Features of national hunting», also. However, the belief in a next world, death, funeral and everything became the main subject of jokes, strangely enough, that with it is connected. It would seem, not the brightest object for humour but how if without laughing, to reconcile to sad thoughts which appear from time to time at everyone? Once the mankind left the fears, deriding them. It is sure, at a view of how heroes of the film represent themselves rising of a coffin on own funeral, and at you alarm before sad ritual it will be reduced.
For the end of 2014 «the Quartet And» planned release in hire of the third film from a series «About what speak men»
But behind all humour, brightness of images and a remarkable cast there is a place and a tar spoon. Alas, «Quicker, than rabbits» is a laughter over yesterday’s and even pozavcherashny jokes. To performance source code 8 years, but even in a year of the exit it did not become so cult, as "Election day" or «Day of radio». At the general outline of a narration the history sometimes breaks up to the separate jokes played on faces, and not the most successful, lagged behind reality and some heroes: strongly drinking worker of a state traffic inspectorate was ridiculous about ten years ago, the glamour transvestite in feathers – from this time, it is possible to laugh at Jews and prostitutes eternally, but there are today subjects and more sharply. And after all "Men" of subjects also were fine that from a scene and from the screen spoke exactly about about what the audience before and after a session told them.