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An investigator on the Moscow police force relentlessly pursues the solution to a triple homicide which occurred in Moscow's Gorky Park. He finds that no one really wants him to solve the crime because it is just the tip of a complex conspiracy which involves the highest levels of the Moscow city government. Written by
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The Irish Coffee Bar where Renko and the others discuss brandy and creme de menthe no longer exists but the Sheraton of course still stands at Tegelbacken. See more »
In the first morgue scene, the wide shot when all three bodies are visible, the tables with the instruments are covering their shins. In the close up shots the tables are covering their thighs. See more »
[Levin has just sawed off the heads of two of the Gorky Park corpses for reconstruction]
Do you want the third one?
We have no idea what the big man looked like. Besides, how many do you think I can carry?
Just so long as you know what to say if they stop you in the street.
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I didn't have high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. It's hard to write anything about this type of film without spoiling, but what I can say without telling too much about the plot is, that the film is a non-cliché film, which still is full of clichés (love scene being the biggest). Filming locations are good, though "Moscow" (Helsinki) is a bit too similar to Stockholm.
The movie may be a bit too long for the American taste, but for more European film taste the length was just perfect. The end was so complicated, that even Agatha Christie would have been proud. The final solution between the main characters was completely different from what I expected, and definitely was that cherry for the cake.
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