A drama that chronicles the civil war that raged after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

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Leonid Bichevin ...
Doctor Polyakov Mikhail Alekseyevich
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Anna Nikolayevna
Andrey Panin ...
Medical Assistant Anatoliy Lukich Demiyanenko
Svetlana Pismichenko ...
Pelageya Ivanovna
Katarina Radivojevic ...
Ekaterina Karlovna
Yuri Gertsman ...
Gorenburg
Aleksandr Mosin ...
Vlas
Irina Rakshina ...
Aksinya
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Soborevsky Vasily Osipovich
Yuliya Deynega ...
Tanya
Andrey Poluyan ...
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Irina Volkova
Valeriy Smirnov
Petr Rabchevsky
Oleg Korytin ...
Firefighter
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The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. To soothe the impressions of human suffering he turns to morphine. Written by benmo

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Powerful and bizarre
15 January 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Powerful and bizarre tale of the young medical doctor sliding into the abyss of drug addiction as the country around him slides into the horrors of civil war. Even so the revolution and the war is hardly shown in the movie (which is set in a small Siberian village), one could feel it's dark presence in every scene, every dialogue. Surprisingly well captures the spirit of autobiographical novels of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia's greatest and most controversial author of the 20th century. Strongly recommended for everyone who enjoys Bulgakov, Dostoevsky, classical Russian literature and history. Also, it's a great tribute to the director/screenwriter Sergei Bodrov Jr. who died so tragically at the height of his career.


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