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Moy drug Ivan Lapshin (1985)

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

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Ivan Lapshin
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Natasha Adasova
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Khanin
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Okoshkin
Zinaida Adamovich ...
Patrikeyevna
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Zanadvorov
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Pobuzhinskiy
Anatoly Slivnikov ...
Bychkov
Andrey Dudarenko ...
Kashin
Semyon Farada
Nina Usatova
Valeri Kuzin ...
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Lidiya Volkova
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Yuri Aroyan
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Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

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January 1985 (Soviet Union)  »

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My Friend Ivan Lapshin  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Nikolay Gubenko auditioned for the role of Ivan Lapshin. Yet the director chose to work with Andrei Boltnev because "there was some sort of "doomed" quality about him - it was clear he'd be shot and killed". See more »

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21 June 2015 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

They often say that German excessively darkens Stalin era. In reply I would mention that the movie was shot in my native city of Astrakhan in 1978 - on the 61st year of communist ruling. All those nightmare buildings are not stage constructions, those are buildings where people still live. All those freaks are not crowd scene actors - they are real population of the district close to Astrakhan jail. It would be very one-sided to bound the idea of the movies to critics of totalitarianism. For me it is one of the greatest attempts to answer question like -what makes people live? -why one can loose all the desires? -can you stand when everything around makes you vomit? The set of actors is great.


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