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Moscow (2000)

Moskva (original title)
The film centres on Mike, a businessman in decidedly the new Russian mould. When Mike gets stung on a deal, his suspicions immediately fall on Lev, who receives the customary torture to make him reveal where the money has gone.
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Credited cast:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Masha
Tatyana Drubich ... Olga
Natalya Kolyakanova ... Irina
Aleksandr Baluev ... Mike
Viktor Gvozditsky ... Mark
Stanislav Pavlov ... Lev
Nikolay Chindyaykin ... Sliva
Igor Zolotovitskiy ... Tall man
Yuriy Stepanov Yuriy Stepanov ... Surgeon
Mamuka Kikaleishvili ... Famous person (as Mamuka Kikaleyshvili)
Aleksandra Islentyeva Aleksandra Islentyeva ... Registrar
Sergey Chonishvili ... Club visitor
Olesya Potashinskaya ... Club visitor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Viktoriya Ayzentir Viktoriya Ayzentir
Olga Dzusova Olga Dzusova ... Vocal
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The film centres on Mike, a businessman in decidedly the new Russian mould. When Mike gets stung on a deal, his suspicions immediately fall on Lev, who receives the customary torture to make him reveal where the money has gone.

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Drama

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Hysterical. The pre-crisis (1998) city of Moscow at its best.
5 April 2003 | by bogoradSee all my reviews

This is simply the best Russian movie of the last decade. The plot is really irrelevant, although I wouldn't call it thin: gangsters try to recover money presumably stolen by a courier, who is dating two sisters and their mother (obvious reference to Chekov's `Three sisters', who dreamed of moving to Moscow). Now they do live in Moscow. and nothing changes for them!

There's fun and violence, and more fun. Most of the jokes and contextual and might not be readily understandable by non-Russian audience. Still, the movie is worth seeing just for the cinematography, light, act and entourage of the city now defunct (the crisis of 1998 destroyed the Moscow as shown in `Moskva'). The dialog is also brilliant, however I can't imagine it being adequately translated.

A must-see for anyone interested in the ways of modern Russia.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2 March 2001 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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Studio Telekino See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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