Loosely adapted from the short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the film concerns the 'gentle creature' of the title, played by Vasilina Makovtseva. A parcel sent to her imprisoned husband is returned undelivered, prompting her to travel from her rural home to the remote region in Siberia where he is being held in the hope of an explanation. But this seemingly simple task becomes an infinitely difficult challenge taking on Kafkaesque proportions.
A poor piece of cinema , over long and indulgent to the point of boring. baring the main actor little or no character development,cinematically no sense of composition, poor scripting The only possible plus is its meant to give an an insight into modern day russia, well this shows the majority to be devious shallow and nasty and small mindedly ignorant and if thats an accurate picture of russia today under Putin, heaven help russia of tommorow.