no honor among criminals....at least, not much.....
This Russian film is probably not readily available in the U.S. I was given a DVD of it by my nephew, who lives in Siberia. Anyway, its a fairly standard, hit-man vs the mob tale, where the main protagonist (the hit man) is seemingly being used by his employers to start a mob war. You tend to root for him only because he seems to be alone against the two criminal factions, but he's not exactly a warm, lovable person. The film is crisply shot and edited, and its watchable, but as with many films in this genre, foreign and domestic, its ultimately forgettable.....if I had to compare it to anything American, I'd say its like that Charles Bronson film, "The Mechanic"....from the 70s.
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