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Released 2011

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Director:
Costa-Gavras
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
In the run up to the anniversary of Kazakhstan's new capital 'Astana', construction workers race to finish grandiose buildings, a national song is voted on, and bewildered artists are hired in to give the appearance of culture. Yet who can afford to live in this utopia?

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Costa-Gavras develops such a propulsively suspenseful pace — with no small assist from Armand Amar's mood-enhancing Euro-tech score — that his drama comes across as the cinemat...

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Clearly, Costa-Gavras has lost none of his kinetic pacing or his cerebral way with thrills. Unfortunately, the script later gets corrupted itself by a sexual melodrama that lacks b...

  • 70

    The Hollywood Reporter Deborah Young

    A film that lingers in the memory in spite of being rather irritating to watch.

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    Documentary, Drama, News

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