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High Security Vacation (2009)

Kanikuly strogogo rezhima (original title)
Two prisoners, who have escaped from prison, hate each other. But subsequent circumstances make them reunite and deal with all the problems: from kids to gangsters.

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Viktor 'Sumrak' Sumarokov
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...
Evgeni Koltsov
Elena Babenko ...
Tatyana Panteleeva
Vladimir Menshov ...
Nikolai Vyshkin
Lyudmila Polyakova ...
Zinaida Obraztsova
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Sergey Gagarin
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Lena Bichkina
Malkhaz Abuladze ...
Shaman
Aleksandr Lykov ...
Major Gladkikh
Timur Bokancha ...
Sergey Milyukov
Kirill Pletnyov ...
Gennadi Vasilkov
Igor Zaytsev ...
Gurin
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Pavel Klykov
Igor Petrov ...
Yura Lozhkin
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Two prisoners, who have escaped from prison, hate each other. But subsequent circumstances make them reunite and deal with all the problems: from kids to gangsters.

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Family film Russian style.
1 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is what is generally called a family film, one that can be watched and enjoyed by all ages. It does this pretty well overall and the two central characters develop nicely over the plot, with Sumrak, a hardened career criminal, learning how to look after children and fall in love (he has been in prison since he was 16 years old), and Koltsov mending a tarnished reputation as a former police officer after being unjustly imprisoned. It is not as sentimental as a western film with a similar plot would have been but it also does not have as many laughs in it as I think there should have been. The acting is fine and the action sequences are well done but ultimately its aim is to tug at the heartstrings.


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