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Voditel dlya Very (2004)

A General, who had sent for a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his personal driver, decided to marry him to his physically disabled daughter

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Petrenko ...
Viktor
Elena Babenko ...
Vera (as Alyona Babenko)
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General Serov
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Adjutant Saveliev
Ekaterina Yudina ...
Maid Lida
Marina Golub ...
Zinaida
Valeriy Barinov ...
General Klimenko
Natalya Gudkova ...
Anzhela
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Red
Dmitriy Vysotskiy ...
Cuban comrade Rojes
Aleksey Zelenskiy ...
1st Detective
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Hospital Doctor
Vladimir Koval ...
Gynecologist
Sergey Udovik ...
2nd Detective
Aleksandr Shavrin ...
Forensic Pathologist
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Storyline

The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov (Stupka) hires Viktor (Petrenko), a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring the General's disabled daughter Vera (Babenko). Viktor is oblivious to the hidden agenda of the KGB agent Saveliev (Panin), who manipulates everyone behind the scenes in the old rivalry between the Army and KGB. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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29 July 2004 (Russia)  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)
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The film was the Official selection from Ukraine for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2005, but the Academy did not consider it for nomination because of Russia's large inputs in the movie production. See more »

Quotes

Vera: Do you love me?
Viktor: I do.
Vera: Sometimes I think that you don't.
Viktor: So what, what should I do to make you believe? Jump from a rock? Shoot myself?
Vera: Just swear... swear in the name of mother. Well! You swear?
Viktor: I swear!
Vera: In the name of mother?
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Beautiful! Very good, worth seeing it
1 February 2010 | by (Constanta,Romania) – See all my reviews

One of the best Russian movies of the new era, it has nothing to envy to any American thriller. Good reconstruction of the times,early 60's, which is not an easy thing, viewing that in many American period movies there is a perfect reconstruction of the set, scenery, furniture, interiors,clothes, but the actors often fail to reproduce the speech, the gesture, the attitude of the times. Also a romantic story perfectly told, paced, credible, with to people you can figure out being together and falling in love, again differently from the Anglo-Saxon movies, where I find it difficult to understand the chemistry, physical and emotional , between two people romantically involved. Worth the money and time, not a masterpiece but a very close one to that name.


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