Eugeniy Vetrov is a successful cardio surgeon, he is absolutely happy. Each morning he goes to work with pleasure and his colleagues adore him, his saved patients worship him, his boss ... See full summary »
Eugeniy Vetrov is a successful cardio surgeon, he is absolutely happy. Each morning he goes to work with pleasure and his colleagues adore him, his saved patients worship him, his boss respects him. Each night he hurries home where his beautiful loving wife waits for him. But on the day of making a very important contract with an American investor to create a new medical center, Vetrov's wife gets killed. She is found strangled in their apartment. Vetrov becomes the main suspect. He gets accused and sentenced to a long term. On his way to Siberia Eugeniy manages to run away and he decides to go back to Moscow where he will make his own investigation and find the real killer. Written by
This movie is a Russian way of making typical Hollywood movie. Egor Konchalovski should be the son of Konchalovski who filmed in Hollywood, and I generally enjoyed his father's work. In this picture we have a decent performance by Mironov, but I personally don't like his style, his face is very expressive, but I can't believe in what it is trying to express. He's a little bit phony for my taste, he would be much better on stage. All other actors are not required of doing any comparable job. The post-production washes away any effort. The movie is too fast to be suspense thriller, you can easily divide it into 3-4 parts, and each could be a movie for itself, so the pace is very high, I couldn't feel anything about Vetrov and his series of unfortunate events, before the happy end cleared all "secrets", that honestly were too predictive from the beginning. So I wouldn't call it a thriller, since I was not fast enough to be thrilled, I would call it an action movie.
I have to mention this movie stands out by interesting story, decent leading acting and nice cloning of the Hollywood style special effects. I disliked how the apartments looked, and all that refined clothes and make-ups.
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