OUTLAW tells the story of gay teen Nikita (Viktor Tarasenko), who is in love with the most popular boy in his school (Gleb Kalyuzhnyy). Rebellious outlaw (Elizaveta Kashintseva), to whom anything appears to be permissible, watches on as their relationship develops. Simultaneously, we follow the tragic love story of a transgender dancer Nina (Evgeny Shwartzman) and a Soviet general (Vitaly Kudryavtsev), set in 1985.
I can only think that the relatively high rating is for the nudity, or the sex, which just looks ridiculous (except perhaps,for one solo scene), and not exciting in the slightest.
Weird introduction to start with, and if you get past that then well done. Lots of long dialogues about how an artist, or writer or their work, is a metaphor for certain situations. Very pretentious with lots of swirling about, singing boring songs and then random violence.
The description probably leads you to think that there will be a sort of love story between the two guys, but there is simply intimidation, anger and abuse. None of the ‘plots’ (and i use that word in VERY loose terms) come to anything, and it is just frustrating, tedious and messy.
Director: Ksenia Ratushnaya
Writer: Ksenia Ratushnaya
Stars: Viktor Tarasenko, Evgeny Shwartzman, Gleb Kalyuzhnyy
Language: Russian | English | Spanish
Release Date: 21 January 2020 (USA)
Also Known As: Outlaw
Filming Locations: Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 3.14 GiB
Duration : 1 h 39 min
Overall bit rate : 4 498 kb/s