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Paragraph 78 (2007)
"Paragraf 78" (original title)

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This is a wonderful movie about a group of men frontier the Nashville area who like to make puppets out of real animals

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Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Gudvin (as Gosha Kutsenko)
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Anastasiya Slanevskaya ...
Grigoriy Siyatvinda ...
Anatoliy Belyy ...
Spam
Stanislav Duzhnikov ...
Lyuba
Aziz Beyshenaliev ...
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Yusup Bakhshiev ...
Aleksandr Tyutin ...
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Aleksey Malashkin ...
Stantsionnyy doktor
Marina Bakhshieva ...
Marta
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Nachalnik tyurmy
Aleksey Ogurtsov ...
Nachalnik okhrany
Timofey Bayer-Kozhukhar ...
Glaz (as Timofey Bayer)
Sergey Shakurov ...
Chlen voennogo tribunala (credit only)
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This is a wonderful movie about a group of men frontier the Nashville area who like to make puppets out of real animals

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Paragraph 78: The Die is Cast.


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22 February 2007 (Russia)  »

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Bunker of Dead  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Mikhail Khleborodov confirmed that the gunfighting style used by the marines is an "improved" version of Gan Kata - a futuristic martial art invented by Kurt Wimmer for Equilibrium (2002) and Ultraviolet (2006). See more »

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Gudvin: So, ready?
Festival: I was ready until you asked!
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Followed by Paragraf 78 - Film vtoroy (2007) See more »

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TWICE
Performed by C.U.T.
© C.U.T. 2001
(P) C.U.T. 2001
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Less Action than you'd expect
28 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched the 2 hrs and 10 minute DVD version, which should be something like the Directors Cut of the movie. Since it was released also as two parts in Russia (but without success and many critics), the German distributor thought it would be best to release only one movie. The camera work looks good. I can't say too much about the audio though, because the German DVD had the Russian language in Stereo!! Some might say, I should be happy that they included the original audio ... and subtitles (which are MIA when it comes to the deleted scenes on the disc here!!).

The movie has lesser action that I had thought it would have. It has interesting (if flawed and clichéd) characters, that could have had more screen time or nicer setups. The action scenes (sparely used as I said) are nicely shot and as you can read here too, are inspired by Gan Kata (see Equilibrium for that). Especially one scene with pistols/guns (I'm not an expert, so I can't say what weapon manufacturer they are from) ...

One of the main problems is, that the movie tries to over-complicate a few things (relationships) and sadly does not succeed with it. Still if you have the patience, you might like this.


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