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The Chekist (1992)

Chekist (original title)
| Drama | 1992 (Russia)
Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Igor Sergeev Igor Sergeev ... Andrey Srubov
Aleksey Poluyan ... Pepel
Mikhail Vasserbaum Mikhail Vasserbaum ... Isaac Katz
Sergei Isavnin ... Khudonogov
Vasiliy Domrachyov ... Solomin
Aleksandr Medvedev Aleksandr Medvedev ... Mudynya
Aleksandr Kharashkevich ... Boje
Igor Golovin Igor Golovin ... The Commandant
Nina Usatova ... The Sweeper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viktor Khozyainov Viktor Khozyainov ... (as V. Khozyajnov)
Ivan Shvedoff
Sergey Zamorev ... Doctor
Tatyana Zhuravlyova Tatyana Zhuravlyova
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Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Christians, anti-Comunists, and their families. In the building basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one to remember their last words; no martyrs, just anonymous bodies. Daily, the kangaroo court, the executions, the loading of bodies onto wagons. Srubov is cold, distant, sexually dysfunctional, and a deep thinker, hated by former friends and his family. As he tries to reason the nature of revolution and the purpose of CHEKA, he slowly goes mad. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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disturbing flick
13 December 2012 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

Chekist is one of those Russain flicks that is sought after by collectors but so far it was never available on DVD or VHS in Europe or the States. Of course you can get it in Russia but without English subs. Film Bizzaro has released it on DVD-R only for 50 copies and it was sold within minutes. Is it worth all that, yes it does.

But let me first of all say that this isn't an easy film to watch. It's disturbing in all manners and it's based on real events taking place early 1900 in Russia. The CHEKA were the secret police that Lenin established after the Bolshevik revolution. The reason was very simple, they arrested every body who was against them with a trial taking place in a few minutes. all were send to execution.

And this is exactly what it shows. A few executions in the beginning and then we start to know Srubov (Igor Sergeev) a Cheka having no problem with interviewing (only one minute) the victims and trial them death. He also witnesses the executions and once we see that it is going on for minutes. And it doesn't give the viewer an easy feeling. It surely isn't for the faint-hearted because the way they are executed and the bodies are thrown away gives you shivers. First of all they all had to strip naked before facing 5 doors and getting a bullet in the head. On the other hand one scene isn't also easy to take. A mother comes in the Cheka building searching for Srubov to ask to free her son. While asking she let her daughter strip before him so he can make love to her. You get the picture I guess.

One of those flicks you want to turn off because you can't take it anymore but still you watch it because how is it going to end?

There's a lot of nudity a thing i thought wasn't to be seen in such kind of flick. But be advised, men and women go full frontal but they are executed soon so another not comfortable thing.

If you can catch a copy then you surely must watch it to understand what went on in Russia almost 100 years ago.

Gore 1/5 Nudity 4/5 Effects 0/5 Story 5/5 Comedy 0/5


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