The Edge – A Post WWII Steam/Diesel-Punk Film

Back in 2010, Russian independent film maker Alexei Uchitel released a film called “The Edge”.  That film is now available in indie theaters across America.

The Edge takes place in Siberia shortly after World War II.  The main character, Ignat, a Russian veteran of the war, finds work at a prison camp as a locomotive engineer.  He falls in love with one of the prisoners, but while out finding another lost locomotive, he falls in love with a woman who was living out in the wild by her self.  Thus forms the love triangle that every good movie has.

The aesthetic of the film is somewhat reminiscent of post-apocalyptic settings, though we know the world didn’t end after WWII.  That far out in Siberia definitely seems like the end of the world, though, and they added to that feeling with a steampunk/dieselpunk undertone.

If you like independent foreign films, this is a must see.


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