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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)

Oligarkh (original title)
During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest... See full summary »

Director:

Pavel Lungin

Writers:

Yuliy Dubov (novel), Aleksandr Borodyanskiy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Mashkov ... Platon Makovskiy
Mariya Mironova Mariya Mironova ... Mariya
Andrey Krasko ... Shmakov
Levani ... Larri (as Levan Uchaneyshvili)
Mikhail Vasserbaum Mikhail Vasserbaum ... Mark
Sergey Yushkevich ... Viktor
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Musa
Natalya Kolyakanova ... Nina
Aleksandr Baluev ... Koretskiy
Vladimir Gusev Vladimir Gusev ... Lomov
Vladimir Steklov ... Belenkiy
Marat Basharov Marat Basharov ... Koshkin
Vladimir Salnikov Vladimir Salnikov ... Papa Grisha
Vladimir Golovin ... Akhmed
Vladimir Kashpur ... Kapitan korablya
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Storyline

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. But with this cynical rise, comes a brutal fall. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Connections

Referenced in Kremlyovskiy koncert: Vessennij priziv (2003) See more »

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Very entertaining
19 February 2005 | by azat_nugmSee all my reviews

Well, the good news is that this is definitely a very fun and entertaining piece of cinema. The bad news is that, like most movies with very few exceptions, it took a cool premise and failed short in delivering it. Storytelling needs a lot of polish, plot resolutions may seem dumb at times, and acting can range from very good to absolutely horrible from scene to scene and from actor to actor. There's very little that this "Russian Godfather" has to say that wasn't already said many times (and much better) in "Godfather", "Scarface", and "Once Upon a Time in America".

None of that matters when it comes to the fun factor - unless of course you're one of those self-professed "critics" who spend more time ogling pretty ladies than following the story twists that are neither confusing nor overly complicated, or people who think that any movie that talks about a serious and controversial topic should be strictly unbiased documentary. Be neither, and don't take the movie too seriously.


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Official Sites:

Pyramide Films [France]

Country:

Russia | France | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2 August 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,342, 15 June 2003

Gross USA:

$123,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,086,121
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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