A haunted hitman whose violent career has taken a toll on his mental health turns to trepanning as a means of relieving his growing anxiety.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alexandra Batrumova ...
Boss's Girl
Svyatoslav Iliyasov ...
Hitman / Creature
Andrey Iskanov ...
Boss / Creature / Second psychiatrist (voice)
Irina Nikitina ...
The Hitgirl
Igor Orlov ...
Mirror ghost
Alexander Shevchenko ...
Hitman
Victor Silkin ...
First psychiatrist (voice)
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A haunted hitman whose violent career has taken a toll on his mental health turns to trepanning as a means of relieving his growing anxiety.

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The main character, the Hitman, was originally meant to be played by Svyatoslav Iliyasov. But shortly before the filming started he got involved in a street fight and had his jaw dislocated. As a result, he had to spend some time in hospital. Unable to postpone the filming, director Andrey Iskanov decided to cast the film's composer Alexander Shevchenko instead. See more »

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In some scenes we can see in window and mirror reflections of Svyatoslav Iliyasov, who holding the light. See more »

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Hitman: It is birds!
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References Xtro (1982) See more »

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A bit too long, a bit too clumsy
23 June 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Nails, directed by Russian Andrey Iskanov, is about a hit-man unable to cope with the daily life. The leading character tries Vodka and pills but nothing will do the trick. At one time, unable to sleep, he stumbles on a magazine that inspires him to drive nails through the brain. And that's basically it. The first part of the movie is rather good - grey sweeping footage over suburbia accompanied by monotone instrumental music sets the mood effectively. A mood-setter is also the fact that there is no dialog in this part of the movie either, almost like an old journal film. However, as the film progresses the story gets old. The running time is about 1 hour which is about 30 minutes too long. The FX are not very convincing, although may be unpleasant for the casual horror fan.

If you want gore you'll probably will be disappointed. However, if you want surrealism, you'll probably like it a lot. Myself, I like my horror horrifying and my gore extreme. If I want surrealism a prefer other genres.


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