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Time Out says
Konstantin Bojanov's sympathetic but unsparing portrait of six junkies in his
hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria, chronicles the human damage wrought by the tide of
heroin that swept iron-curtain countries after the Soviet Union's collapse. The
result suggests that drug-driven lives are the same the world over: the same
filthy shooting galleries, bad complexions, spaced-out philosophizing and talk
about kicking it. What keeps the film from being a relentless downer is its
surprising conclusion: After three years none of the subjects have died and
several actually have quit. In this environment, that's a bona fide happy