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Chekist (1992)

 |  Drama  |  1992 (Russia)
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Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Igor Sergeev ...
Andrey Srubov
Aleksey Poluyan ...
Pepel
Mikhail Vasserbaum ...
Isaac Katz
Sergei Isavnin ...
Khudonogov
Vasiliy Domrachyov ...
Solomin
Aleksandr Medvedev ...
Mudynya
Aleksandr Kharashkevich ...
Boje
Igor Golovin ...
The Commandant
Nina Usatova ...
The Sweeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viktor Khozyainov ...
(as V. Khozyajnov)
Sergey Zamorev ...
Doctor
Tatyana Zhuravlyova
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Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; no martyrs, just anonymous bodies. Daily, the kangaroo court, the executions, the loading of bodies onto wagons. Srubov is cold, distant, sexually dysfunctional, and a deep thinker, hated by former friends and his family. As he tries to reason the nature of revolution and the purpose of CHEKA, he slowly goes mad. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Absolutely Awesome Realism
10 August 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

This movie is definitely one of the darkest views on the Red Terror genocide that took place in 1918-1921 in Russia. Totally gripping and shocking as it can be...My opinion is that this movie reveals more historic facts than any other such movies about genocide(Schindler List,Hotel Rwanda) and unlike Hollywood sappy crap,this has no sentimental characters,only the bloody and merciless face of Russian revolution. Actors play is absolutely realistic,execution scenes are deeply disturbing.Probably the most shocking Russian film in years(even more shocking than 4) If you want to have an unforgettable evening,see it...it will stick in your mind for a long time! Rogozhkin should have stick up with this kind of movies...not like he does now,about Russian hunting and vodka bar.


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