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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
Nina Usatova ...
The Sweeper
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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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Darkest past to remember and avoid
16 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This very heavy movie is based on a mostly documented book by a communist writer, who was observing this kind of events when he was working between real chekists in a real Russian town shortly after October 1917 revolution. At that time, before 1923, the young writer/journalist was thinking that the revolutionary books should show true life. Soon he has been explained about his mistake. Himself did not survive 1937, was executed when a much more extended murder of Soviet people was organized; but we have got a book, published 52 years after the author death, and, later, this movie, showing what he was observing in the very early years of Soviet Union. Due to the personal involvement of the author, practically participating in the events, psychological conflicts inside of a person (main "hero" of the movie) are shown. It is clearly seen, that not only those, killed by dozens in cellars cannot survive the "revolution", but also murderers will not be able to stay human and keep consciousness and reason, when are involved in such atrocities.


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