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The Stoker (2010)
"Kochegar" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Mikhail Skryabin ...
Kochegar
Yuriy Matveev ...
Vassily 'Bizon' - lover of Sasha and Masha
Aleksandr Mosin ...
Sergeant - father of Masha
Aida Tumutova ...
Sasha - daughter of Ivan Skryabin
Anna Korotayeva ...
Masha - daughter of Sergeant
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Varvara Belokurova ...
Vera - Daughter of Colonel Minayev
Roman Burenkov ...
Gosha
Filipp Dyachkov ...
Aleksandr Garkushenko ...
Kostya
Kirill Komlev ...
Bartender
Irina Kurtiyakov ...
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Igor Matyushkin ...
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Yuliya Men ...
Kermes
Sayan Mongush ...
Matvey
Viktoriya Mongush ...
Seamstress
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13-y film Alekseya Balabanova (13th film by Aleksey Balabanov)

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Terrible
1 February 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

One of my most favourite movies is Brat by Balabanov. Thus, having read somewhere that Russian movie critics called Kochegar the best Russian movie of 2010, and its plot is quite similar to that of Brat, I was expecting something at least as good. I was wrong. Comparing these two movies, I should say that when watching Brat, I have a feeling of seeing truth. Watching Kochegar, I feel seeing artificial people in artificial situations. Apparently, Mr. Balabanov forgot that a good movie should teach, should send some message. This movie just shows the very dark and vicious sides of life without any message. Just blunt murder and blunt nudity. Something is wrong - either with Russia, or with Balabanov, or with me.


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