This ain't an entertainment or action movie. It's slow AND disturbing. Please do not be disappointed.
And avoid to pause the movie or control it with your right button. Because if you do the titles will mix up spoiling the timeline
1. Is there so much Russian about it that us Americans can't just get a grasp of?
No. By comparing your revs to ones by my natives I figure out you're more open to the message
2. Is Zlobin a Russian tradition?
Not quite. There is Zlobin in Byelorussia. And the toy-factory where workers're payd with toys they produce so they have to sell it at the railstation. But I had no intention to insa.lt those people and my story has no direct relation to them.
This is a love story about rel-ships betwen man and woman. All the rest's just a metaphor. Try to think it this way and I believe you'll solve the puzzle.
4. What's that in the old lady's bag?
It's a chicken
5. Will there be a follow up?
I was thinking about sequel... probably