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Paragraph 78 (2007)
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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 ...
Pay
Yusup Bakhshiev ...
Aleksandr Tyutin ...
General
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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Anastasiya Slanevskaya is a Russian pop singer whose stage name is Slava. The song playing in the background in one of the scenes at Lisa's home is hers, called "V nebo ya slyozy ronyayu...". To prepare for the role of a soldier, Slanevskaya watched Aliens (1986) and G.I. Jane (1997) many times. Director Mikhail Khleborodov, who met her when he was making her second music video "Poputchitsa" back in 2004, used her real name for the credits because he wanted everyone to like her and Slava already had her own reputation. According to Slanevskaya, actors don't like singers getting roles in movies but she was lucky because no one from the crew recognized her, except for Khleborodov. She thinks the male cast accepted her when Khleborodov brought them together to read the script and they saw she could swear like them when she made a mistake while reading. A few days into filming, actor Anatoliy Belyy even told her she was a great actress and asked in which theatre she played. See more »

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Lyuba: I'm from Lyubertsy, that's why I'm Lyuba.
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Written by Ian Brown / Tim Wills / Robert Maxfield
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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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