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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)

Khrustalyov, mashinu! (original title)
Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
Gen. Klensky (as Yu. Tsurilo)
...
Wife (as N. Ruslanova)
Mikhail Dementyev ...
Son (as M. Dementyev)
Aleksandr Bashirov ...
Idiot (as A. Bashirov)
Natalya Lvova ...
(as N. Lvova)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dima Davydov
Sergei Dyachkov
Jüri Järvet Jr. ...
(as Yu. Yarvet)
Ivan Matskevich ...
(as I. Matskevich)
Viktor Mikhailov ...
General's driver (as V. Mikhailov)
Paulina Myasnikova ...
General's mother (as P. Myasnikova)
Nijole Narmontaite ...
Sonya (as N. Narmontaite)
Olga Samoshina ...
(as O. Samoshina)
Tamara Serkova ...
(as T. Serkova)
Genrietta Yanovskaya ...
General's sister (as G. Yanovskaya)
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Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot". Written by Anonymous

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Aleksandr Abdulov was considered for the role of General Klensky. See more »

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Brilliant excerpt of past
25 May 2000 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

This black-and-white film is a total surprise: never earlier have I seen anyone making history to live as breathtaking as Aleksei German in his output; "Khrustalyov, mashinu!" brings us the year of Stalin's death such close to us. Ghost of Stalin and the power of fear and idiotism can almost touch us through this perfect film.

"Khrustalyov" consists of scenes with prestissimo-tempo: persons are talking and walking and camera follows so many things that it is almost impossible to absorb all the material which is offered us humble spectators. The plot is not as important as how it is told.

Superb views from Moscow in the middle of the Winter with cars driving like devilish monsters are without any doubt one my greatest moments in cinema. It took a whole year from Germany to collect all the vehicles - only to show them in his film for few minutes... What perfectionism! And the whole film is same miraculous quality.

A must!


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