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2 August 2002 (Russia) See more »
During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Vladimir Mashkov ... Platon Makovskiy
Mariya Mironova ... Mariya
Andrey Krasko ... Shmakov
Levan Uchaneyshvili ... Larri
Mikhail Vasserbaum ... Mark
Sergey Yushkevich ... Viktor
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Musa
Natalya Kolyakanova ... Nina

Aleksandr Baluev ... Koretskiy
Vladimir Gusev ... Lomov
Vladimir Steklov ... Belenkiy

Marat Basharov ... Koshkin
Vladimir Salnikov ... Papa Grisha
Vladimir Golovin ... Akhmed
Vladimir Kashpur ... Kapitan korablya
Anna Churina ... Zhurnalistka
Konstantin Berdikov ... Glavnyy
Vladimir Semago ... Rogov
Yuriy Vaksman ... Bentsion Lazarevich
Vladimir Frolov ... Rudenko
Vladimir Shulga ... Chelovek v serom
Andrey Tikhomirnov ... Sportsmen
Valeriy Malikov ... Khippi
Mariya Kuznetsova ... Provodnitsa
Pierre-Christian Brochet ... Khubert (as Per Broshe)
Leonid Timtsunik ... Barmen
Stéphane Albinet ... Zherar (as Stefan Albine)
Andrey Bronnikov ... Militsioner v poezde
Denis Kirillov ... Brityy
Sergey Frolov ... Pionervozhatyy
Valeriy Syomin ... Pevets
Elena Verkhovskaya ... Pevitsa
Vita Lim ... Model
Boris Kamorzin ... Prokuror
Vladimir Zolotnitskiy ... Korrespondent ITV
Boris Chunaev ... Sovet bezopasnosti
Stanislav Zhitaryov ... Sovet bezopasnosti
Aleksandr Vorobyov ... Sovet bezopasnosti
Valentin Varetskiy ... Sovet bezopasnosti
Alina Afanaseva ... Nevesta na vokzale
Dmitriy Suponin ... Zhenikh na vokzale
Nikolay Kochura ... Morskoy ofitser
Aleksandr Andreev ... Drug zhenikha
Vladimir Koshevoy ... Drug zhenikha
Aleksandr Karnaushkin ... Sosed Viktora
Aleksandr Karamnov ... Militsioner na kladbishche
Mikhail Solodko ... Militsioner na kladbishche
Nataliya Maslova ... Medsestra (as Natalya Maslova)
Firuza Mirzoalieva ... Medsestra
Nikolay Smorchkov ... Muzhikh na dache Belenkogo
Dmitriy Kulakov ... Muzhikh na dache Belenkogo
Nikolay Shusharin ... Okhrannik Marka
Tatyana Kuznetsova ... Diktor ITV
Konstantin Skokov ... Okhrannik Platona
Sergey Konovalenko ... Okhrannik Platona
Maksim Meshcherin ... Okhrannik Platona
Eduard Masaltsev ... Voditel taksi
Tamara Obutova ... Korrespondentka v tundre (as Tamara Abutova)
Aleksandr Volkovskiy ... Malenkiy Platon (as Sasha Volkovskiy)
Roma Agronovskiy ... Malenkiy Musa
Igor Vinogradov ... Syn Platona
Egor Timtsunik ... Syn Platona 14 let
Galina Trunina ... Militsionersha
Nataliya Mokrova ... Doch Viktora (as Natasha Mokrova)
Anastasiya Mokrova ... Doch Viktora (as Nastya Mokrova)
Aleksandr Borovikov ... Okhrana Akhmeta
Evgeniy Shchetinin ... Okhrana Akhmeta
Evgeniy Popov ... Okhrana Akhmeta
Viktor Tereshchenkov ... Vrach skoroy pomoshchi
Vitaliy Rodin ... Ofitsiant v ofise
Konstantin Belov ... Ofitsiant v ofise
Nikolay Zhadov ... Ofitsiant v ofise
Igor Gaevskiy ... Ofitsiant v ofise
Sergey Skripka ... Dirizher
Villi Tokarev ... Himself - Spetsialnyy gost filma
Lion Izmaylov ... Himself - Spetsialnyy gost filma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimir Laptev ... Serov - biznesmen (uncredited)

Directed by
Pavel Lungin 
Writing credits
Yuliy Dubov (novel "Bolshaya payka")

Aleksandr Borodyanskiy (screenplay) &
Pavel Lungin (screenplay) &
Yuliy Dubov (screenplay)

Produced by
Catherine Dussart .... producer
Vladimir Grigoryev .... producer
Sergey Selyanov .... producer
Galina Sementsova .... producer
Erik Waisberg .... line producer
Original Music by
Leonid Desyatnikov 
Cinematography by
Oleg Dobronravov 
Aleksey Fyodorov 
Film Editing by
Sophie Brunet 
Casting by
Tatyana Lelik 
Production Design by
Igor Frolov 
Costume Design by
Alina Budnikova 
Makeup Department
Elena Bogatyreva .... makeup artist
Svetlana Lobanova .... makeup artist
Yekaterina Shepeleva .... makeup artist
Production Management
Oleg Pozdneyev .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marta Alvarado-Chervinskaya .... assistant director
Yekaterina Berezovskaya .... assistant director
Igor Ivanov .... second unit director
Tamara Vladimirtseva .... second unit director
Yekaterina Zhemerova .... assistant director
Art Department
Zoya Buzinova .... property master
Olga Plyukhina .... props
Nikolai Romanyuk .... props
Yevgeny Romanyuk .... property master
Florian Sanson .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Stéphane Albinet .... sound assistant
Cécile Chagnaud .... sound editor
Alain Curvelier .... sound
Rym Debbarh-Mounir .... dialogue editor
Aliakper Gasan-Zade .... foley editor
Williams Schmit .... sound mixing assistant
Eric Tisserand .... sound mixer
Valery Derkach .... stunt coordinator
Oleg Durygin .... stunts
Valeri Koudriachov .... stunts
Alexandre Ouchanov .... stunts
Vyacheslav Ushanov .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Mikhail Blinov .... camera operator
Yevgeni Lebedev .... camera operator
Vladimir Miliotti .... camera operator
Valeri Mitin .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Rym Debbarh-Mounir .... assistant editor
Julie Decondé .... assistant editor
Ivan Lungin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Sergey Skripka .... conductor
Other crew
Béatrice Hannequin .... administrator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Oligarkh" - Russia (original title)
"Tycoon" - International (English title)
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Switzerland:128 min (Locarno Film Festival) | USA:123 min
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Assumes too much information, 10 April 2005
Author: ulnoyman from United States and Turkey

Oligarkh, is an average movie about a group of friends taking advantage of the opportunities "new Russia" offered after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The movie has certain value in giving a rough sketch of how the vacuum left by the collapsed communist system was filled by various criminal elements. However, it fails to do that comprehensively, possibly because, as it targets the Russian audience, it assumes too much information. The transformation of the 'naive, jolly group of friends" into a vicious, ruthless, hierarchical criminal organization is not well demonstrated, phases of changes in characters' world views and emotions largely left to the imagination of the audience. Since the story is told going back and forth in time, some of the criticism can be overlooked, but one cannot help but notice some plot holes. Moreover, it ends in a quite cheesy way, reminding a cheap Hollywood B-movie, something I do not hope to see in a supposedly-sophisticated Russian movie.

The acting is generally good, but not outstanding. I thought supporting characters were more impressive than the hero, and I especially liked the commissar and his style. Direction is not bad, and actually it made me think that it was directed by a talented, but inexperienced director. It seems Lungin has a longer career than I expected.

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