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Dina
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Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Arkhimed Iskakov ...
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Gennadi Lyui ...
Gess
Rakhimdzhan Abdykadyrov ...
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Aleksandr Konks
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Marat
Yernar Abilev ...
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Rustem Tazhibayev ...
Baron
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Moro returns to Alma Ata to collect money owed to him. While waiting out an unexpected delay, he visits his former girlfriend Dina, and discovers she has become a morphine addict. He decides to help her kick the habit and to fight the local drug maphia responsible for her condition. But Moro finds a deadly opponent in "the doctor," the maphia kingpin who is exploiting Dina. Written by Forrest Ciesol

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Moro: There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who are sitting on pipelines and those who need money. You are sitting on the pipeline.
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Boshetunmai
Written by Viktor Tsoy
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Viktor Tsoy movie
17 July 2001 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

The main attraction in the movie is obviosly it's main actor - Viktor Tsoy, a late Russian rock star with an asian facial qualities. Eleven years after his death, his music still holds a huge following and unfortunately exploited. In this movie, he plays a Bruce Lee-esque character who defeats the villains and suffers for it in the end. I love this movie because I'm a huge fan of Tsoy's band "KINO" otherwise I wouldn't pay much attention to it. Great soundtrack and interesting photography. Unfortunately Tsoy was not an actor and he was pretty much playing himself. Pyotr Mamonov, ex-leader of Russian experimental band "Zvuki Mu" probably was the best actor but received a minor role.


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