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21 October 2004 (Russia) See more »
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A traumatized, one-eyed soldier unable to adjust to peaceful life reunites with his long lost father in Moscow. See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

Leonid Yarmolnik ... Yulik

Daniil Spivakovskiy ... Pavlik

Elena Yakovleva ... Rita
Artyom Shalimov ... Yegor
Marianna Ilyina ... Anya

Sergey Gazarov ... Edik

Sergey Garmash ... Kurbatov
Elvira Danilina ... Galina
Vladimir Bogdanov ... Ryvzh
Tatyana Shumova ... Arina
Sergey Yakubenko ... Feliks
Darya Belousova ... Sveta
Anton Lutsenko ... Bard
Yuliana Soldatova ... Sonya
Tatyana Zhdanova ... Editor
Natalya Kochetova ... Neighbor
Sergey Savenkov ... Praporshchik in Defense Ministry
Irina Tretyakova ... Head of Theater Group
Igor Sigov ... Lieutenant in Mental Hospital
Tatyana Garkusha ... Lieutenant's Mother (as Tatyana Garkushina)
Irina Sapunova ... Lieutenant's Wife
Yelena Levchenko ... Ophthalmologist
Sergey Veshchyov ... Police Captain
Ervin Gaaz ... Karen
Dmitry Kozyrev ... Minibus Driver
Sergey Dedok ... Hobo
Arina Artimovich ... Sonya's Friend
Timofey Tkachyov ... Dimych
Yury Kostov ... Neighbour's Man
Lyubov Anisimova ... Nurse
Irina Sokolova ... Eleonora Dmitriyevna
Valery Kuznetsov ... Client in Apartment for Sale
Irina Urbanovich ... Client in Apartment for Sale
Tatyana Luzhanskaya ... Client in Apartment for Sale
Igor Poleshchuk ... Client in Apartment for Sale
Zhanna Yatsevich ... Client in Apartment for Sale
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sergey Sosnovskiy ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Valeriy Todorovskiy 
Writing credits
Gennadiy Ostrovskiy 

Produced by
Maksim Koroptsov .... executive producer
Margo Krzhizhevskaya .... executive producer
Ilya Neretin .... executive producer
Leonid Yarmolnik .... producer
Original Music by
Alexei Aigui  (as Aleksey Aygi)
Cinematography by
Sergey Mikhalchuk 
Film Editing by
Alla Strelnikova  (as Alla Urazbaeva)
Casting by
Tatyana Talkova 
Production Design by
Vladimir Gudilin 
Set Decoration by
Natasha Guryanova 
Yevgeny Podolyak 
Costume Design by
Aleksandr Osipov 
Makeup Department
Katerina Maksutova .... makeup artist (as Yekaterina Maksyutova)
Irina Melnikova .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Kseniya Borovskaya .... deputy production manager
Nadezhda Sorokina .... deputy production manager
Vladimir Vasilevich .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Irina Omelyanovich .... assistant director
Tatyana Zhuk .... assistant director
Art Department
Arkadiy Dubinin .... titles
Artur Ivanov .... laborer
Oleg Sharovarov .... assistant production designer
Vitali Shitikov .... property master
Vladimir Sokolov .... titles
Aleksandr Tomenko .... laborer
Sergey Tym .... assistant production designer
Vadim Viktorov .... titles
Sergey Zaporozhtsev .... titles
Vladimir Zubovich .... laborer
Sound Department
Sergey Chuprov .... sound
Ivo Heger .... re-recording mixer
Shamil Ismailov .... foley artist
Shamil Ismailov .... on-set sound assistant
Roman Khokhlov .... sound editor
Alexander Kopeikin .... sound designer
Aleksey Mayseenko .... on-set sound assistant
Oleg Schloss .... post-production sound assistant
Special Effects by
Yevgeni Pokrovsky .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Arkadiy Dubinin .... digital artist
Sergey Katorzhenko .... stunts
Sergey Mayorov .... stunts
Vitaliy Saponchik .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Oleg Chernyakov .... shooting equipment mechanic
Vladimir Denisov .... camera operator
Mikhail Goldberg .... lighting technician
Andrei Malyukevich .... lighting technician
Mikhail Panov .... lighting technician
Sergei Pushkin .... lighting technician
Aleksandr Smolyak .... assistant camera
Aleksandr Vdovenko .... Steadicam
Aleksandr Vlasov .... assistant camera
Anatoly Vorsinov .... dolly grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elena Kovaleva .... costumer
Olesya Navoychik .... costumer
Irina Smirnova .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Anatoliy Aleksandrovskiy .... coordination of post-production works
Aleksey Bobrov .... color timer
Yuriy Ilyukhin .... digital conversion of image
Yevgeniya Karpova .... assistant editor
Tatyana Kolyadina .... digital conversion of image
Stanislav Radetsky .... editing engineer
Ivan Shishkov .... editing engineer
Olga Yelanchuk .... digital conversion of image
Sergey Zaporozhtsev .... color timer
Aleksandr Zhukov .... digital conversion of image
Music Department
Ensemble 4'33 .... music recordist (as Ensemble 4'33'')
Mikhail Spasskiy .... music mixing supervisor
Transportation Department
Oleg Avtushonok .... driver
Valeriy Boyarchuk .... driver
Oleg Bychkov .... driver
Yuriy Gureyev .... driver
Viktor Kononovich .... driver
Dmitry Kozyrev .... driver
Aleksandr Meleshchik .... driver
Dmitriy Penkov .... driver
Mikhail Penkov .... driver
Leonid Petyuk .... driver
Mikhail Romanovsky .... driver
Roman Velikhanov .... driver
Other crew
Tatyana Aksyonova .... administrative group
Yelena Arnold .... administrative group
Anastasiya Biryukova .... financial director
Ruslan Boytsov .... administrative group
Valentin Denisevich .... administrative group
Oksana Filippova .... administrative group
Anna Gorbunova .... financial group
Elena Gorbunova .... administrative group
Vyacheslav Khoshabov .... administrative group
Larisa Klimashova .... administrative group
Natalya Korotkova .... administrative group
Elena Kozhanova .... production coordinator
Tatyana Kurdakova .... administrative group
Svetlana Moiseyenkova .... financial group
Yuliya Rumyantseva .... administrative group
Natalya Shabanova .... financial group
Yelena Sokina .... financial group
Veronika Tsukanova .... administrative group
Vasily Bulantsev .... grateful acknowledgment for cooperation (Bulantsev V.V.) (as press service of the Ministry of Railway Communication)
Mikhail Lesin .... special thanks for project support
Ye.N. Nikitina .... grateful acknowledgment for cooperation (Nikitina Ye.N.) (as press service of the Ministry of Railway Communication)
Violetta Zhikina .... grateful acknowledgment for cooperation (as general director of OAO Tsentr-Yuvelir Zhikina V.L.)

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Also Known As:
"Moy svodnyy brat Frankenshteyn" - Russia (original title)
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111 min | Czech Republic:120 min (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)
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Yegor says in one of the scenes, "A human being should be entirely beautiful: the mind, the body..." This is part of a line said by Michael Astrov in Act II of Anton Chekhov's play "Uncle Vanya" (1896). The entire quotation, very well-known in Russia, goes, "A human being should be entirely beautiful: the face, the clothes, the mind, the thoughts."See more »
[first lines]
[Rita slaps Yulik in the face]
[he speaks with long pauses between sentences]
Yulik Krymov:I'm surprised. Rita... How could you... treat this seriously? Some crazy woman wrote a letter. Isn't she raving? Nonsense, isn't it? Please... you're a mom... Okay, what if someone writes tomorrow that I have a triplet? I can swear I don't remember her at all! It was twenty years ago.
Rita Krymova:I just wonder how you are going to tell the kids about it.
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A traumatized, one-eyed soldier unable to adjust to peaceful life reunites with his long lost father in Moscow., 9 September 2004
Author: Boris from Montreal

Summary: Quiet life of a four member Moscow middle class family is disturbed when the father is reunited with his long lost son, who's only recently come back from the war and was badly injured. It is soon obvious that his scars are not only physically, but emotional. He sees "spooks" everywhere, and his new found family is the only thing he has left in the world, other than one or two army buddies. Family is divided over him, mother sees him as an unstable element, while the son takes an instant dislike to him.

I loved this movie. It's a film that is long due in Russia. Russia has fought Vietnam style wars for the past 20 years and the soldiers who come back are often traumatized. The movie is about one such soldier, trying to adjust to peaceful life. Well, he isn't really trying, for him the war hasn't finished. He sees enemies everywhere. The return of the son also highlights the dormant problems present in the family. The film has its funny moments too, but it's not slap-stick humor, like in say Two Towers where at the most dramatic moments they have the dwarf do and say all the stupid things, it fits perfectly into the movie. The film also highlights the problems in Russian society, that soldiers that place their life on the line of fire are discarded when they are back. A very, very good film, worth watching by everyone.

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