The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »
Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »
The film revolves around two sisters, who were orphaned during the World War II and then found and brought up by their uncle. The older sister Nadya wants to be an actor, but she feels responsible for her younger sister Lida.
Young Siberian writer Volodya meets Kolya in the Moscow metro in his visit to a famous author. Volodya and Kolya's friend Sasha adventure their love interests in their own way, while Kolya sets out to help them.
A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once ... See full summary »
Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual ... See full summary »
This "movie" is listed as "mini" which means there are several versions. I borrowed a video from a friend which was 126 minutes, not the 400+ credited on the IMDb site and my grades apply to the movie, not the series. I do understand Russian but not enough to judge dialog. I can tell however that the story told is rather thin. It is a not very original story about two man and the one woman they both love. The love story is not very elaborate because a crime story is intertwined (but not adequately finished). Setting is unusual for the western viewer (the Russian far east, an army town) but we do not get many shots of the local scenery. Musical score is downright terrible (music, image and action never match properly) although a beautiful song by Lyube is used ("Prinesi menya reka") Actors perform well though.
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