Pau Maso is a director to watch. This film, with Maso as director, lead actor, writer and more represents an original voice. Telling a story around a character, though having suffered much, who is essentially reactive to his circumstances, is an achievement. Lots of the film is very sexy, but it never retreats from the focus, this man trying to make a life that he can respect. I was very engaged by it, and I am sure others will be as well. Not five stars? I cannot make up my mind whether a little more editing was required, or whether the cyclic nature of the dilemmas Aleksandr faces require the full 108 minutes. Nevertheless a great film, and Paul Maso playing Alelsandr is a treat. Despite being a low budget film, the cinematography is terrific.