Set in a mediaeval village this is the final film of Sokurov's tetralogy about spiritual shortcomings taking the traditional tale of
Faust. A long film with hints of Murnau at times and of Terry Gilliam at others, I need to see this one again to decide as the
length unfortunately defeated my attempts to pay continuous attention. It was highly recommended by a St Petersburg DVD
seller who had seen it a few weeks earlier so I should give it another go.