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A Friend of the Deceased (1997)
"Priyatel pokoynika" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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Tolla takes out a contract on himself and then changes his mind.

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Aleksandr Lazarev ...
Anatoli
Anzhelika Nevolina ...
Katia
Elena Korikova ...
Marina
Tetyana Kryvytska Stang Lund ...
Lena / Vika (as Tatyana Krivitskaya)
Evgeniy Pashin ...
Dima
Sergey Romanyuk ...
Ivan (as Serhiy Romaniuk)
Anatoliy Mateshko ...
Boris
Konstantin Kostyshin ...
Kostia
Valentina Iliashenko ...
Barmaid
Rostislav Yankovskiy ...
Igor Lvovich
Aleksey Goncharenko ...
Vadim Semyonovich
Shubra Chakraborti
Elena Stefanska ...
Alissa
Boris Zelenetski ...
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Tamara Plashenko ...
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Tolla is an unemployed translator whose wife is leaving him. Despondent and weak, he submits to the suggestion of an acquantance to have a contract placed on the man that his wife is seeing. Instead, however, he arranges for the hit to be placed on himself. Before the contract is executed, he develops a relationship with a prostitute, and then changes his mind. In order to survive he takes the obvious course of action, which turns out to have possibly been unnecessary, and then he must deal with the guilt. Written by Thomas Barber

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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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$145,443 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Rather true to life thriller
9 May 2009 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

Well, this is a story about a typical open-hearted but lucky person from Kiyev. He makes very little money for living. His blondie wife prefers him to a guy on red ford , so he becomes really upset and starts to drink. While drinking more and more he wishes to die, so he asks his friend to find a killer for himself. After 400$ were paid, life starts to attract main character and he changes his mind. He does not want to die any more. So he asks to stop that order, but nothing can be changed, the killer starts to hunt him. But there turned out to be more ways to get away from the fortune that he programmed himself. Very realistic and bright plot. I liked the way film was made and its music. It also has some great score in some episodes.


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