A Friend of the Deceased, from 1997, is yet another movie about economic troubles in Central and Eastern Europe, this time in post-Soviet Ukraine. It has a fairly happy ending, but before we reach it there are messages about the gangster-style cheapening of human life and people living practically for the bare necessities. There is also one about hopeful living, though.
Directed by a twosome, the film is a trifle unsteady but still smart and involving.
(In Ukrainian with English subtitles)