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The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment (1999)
"Voroshilovskiy strelok" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  19 April 1999 (Russia)
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A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Mikhail Ulyanov ...
Ivan Fyodorovich
Anna Sinyakina ...
Katya
Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov ...
Colonel Pashutin
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Captain
Irina Rozanova ...
Katya's Mother
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Igor Zvorygin
Aleksey Makarov ...
Boris Chukhanov
Ilya Drevnov ...
Vadim Pashutin
Vladislav Galkin ...
Precinct Policeman
Vladimir Semago ...
Investigator
Vyacheslav Golodnov
Georgiy Martirosyan ...
Prosecutor
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Aleksei Goltsov ...
(as A. Goltsov)
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A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable to undertake an adequate action against the scoundrels - prevented by the superior chief of the local police (militia) which is the dad of one the scumbags. The case is closed. The girl's grand-dad tired of endless circumlocution decides to take revenge of his own. Written by Igor Shvetsov <igoryok@dialup.ptt.ru>

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Director Stanislav Govorukhin couldn't choose an actress for the role of Katya from two musical school students, Anna Sinyakina and Yuliya Nachalova (a pop singer who had already started her career at the time), and asked Mikhail Ulyanov to help. The latter picked Sinyakina. See more »

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Great movie,everyone needs to watch it
19 August 2008 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

In answer of the previous comment I'd like to say that the movie doesn't want to be exciting with mysteries like some thriller-kind films.The idea is to make you feel like the main character (the shooter obviously) and to pick a side in the conflict-would you sit and watch like the tabla-players or you are gonna take the justice in your own hands and give retribution and a bit vengeance of course.My point is that the movie (my opinion) wants not to be interesting with some scenes of complicated events,but with the emotional side of what's happen.Because to start a war against the chief of the Russian Police Department is kinda risky and dangerous,but in this situation the old sharpshooter doesn't have any other choice. The defending of the family's honor needs extreme actions,actions who none wouldn't even think to do against such overwhelming mass of corrupted police mans.But it's true thats the situation in many countries that had left the Soviet Union (1989-1991 hope I'm not wrong for the period of the breaking down) .In the end i'm gonna finish with something in my style--> If someone close to you gets hurt,would you sit and watch or you're gonna act like a man(just phrase woman can do the same brave thing :) )


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