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Chekist (1992)

| Drama | 1992 (Russia)
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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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
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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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A great film, but hard to watch for the "average" movie-goer....
14 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The above reviews have captured "The Chekist" pretty well. It's all that! But above all, extremely sad. Absolutely pitiful that men like this actually existed and committed the same atrocities as depicted here. Some of the scenes are hair-raising, as these poor people meekly and silently accept their fate and are slaughtered without trial or mercy.

I have not seen the movie in a few years, but it one of the ONES that will always stick with me. I can still hear the echoes of the pistol shots that resound with a horrific "BANG". And of course, the bodies. The treatment these people received is beyond what I can say. This film is almost must see, but I can understand why someone would prefer not to watch it. To watch this classic is to understand that it probably will stay with you for a very long time. And it should.


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