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Moy drug Ivan Lapshin (1985)

Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

Director:

Aleksey German

Writers:

Yuri German (novel), Eduard Volodarskiy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrei Boltnev ... Ivan Lapshin
Nina Ruslanova ... Natasha Adasova
Andrey Mironov ... Khanin
Aleksey Zharkov ... Okoshkin
Zinaida Adamovich ... Patrikeyevna
Aleksandr Filippenko ... Zanadvorov
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... Superintendent
Valeriy Filonov Valeriy Filonov ... Pobuzhinskiy
Anatoly Slivnikov ... Bychkov
Andrey Dudarenko Andrey Dudarenko ... Kashin
Semyon Farada
Nina Usatova
Valeri Kuzin Valeri Kuzin ... Narrator (voice)
Lidiya Volkova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Aroyan
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Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.

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Drama

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

January 1985 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

My Friend Ivan Lapshin See more »

Filming Locations:

Astrakhan, Russia

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Shot in 1983, this movie was released only in 1985. See more »

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Humans are about humanity
11 February 2016 | by florincSee all my reviews

Great cinematography, great directing, great acting. But this is not what makes a film great because they are mere ingredients. What makes this movie great is the humanity of its characters. It does not matter how good or bad is the system. Honest souls will always have something true to tell you about, to show you that even in the middle of the winter, the cold, the night, the lack of plenty there are human dramas involving all that humans can do. Love, crime, compassion, friendship, assistance... Not like a solemn hymn to joy of life, but as a simple story about some lives that are touched by others' and can touch the others' in return. Simply, humanly. Six people living in a flat show us, among other things, that what defines us is not the distance we put between us, but the closeness, the touch.


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