Sergey Nikonenko directs this charming comedy inspired by three short stories ("The Insult," "At Night in the Boiler Room" and "Greetings to the Grey One") and an unfinished book by Russian writer, actor and filmmaker Vasily Shukshin. The character study follows the occupants of a drunk tank, who, after awakening to find themselves temporarily incarcerated, proceed to recount the events that led them to their present situation.
Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them.
In an alternate turn of the 20th century, an attack on the Bank of England by men who appear to be German soldiers followed by an attack on a German Zeppelin factory by the same men this time dressed as British soldiers, leads Europe to the brink of war.
Have you watched And in the Morning They Woke Up yet? What did you think about it?