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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 »

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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 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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Details

Official Sites:

Pyramide Films [France]

Country:

Russia | France | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2 August 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tycoon: A New Russian See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,342, 15 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$121,016, 2 November 2003
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A very Russian story
16 January 2012 | by parahumanoidSee all my reviews

This movie is very Russian. It's not intended for foreigners and will never work as an international film. You have to have lived there, to have feared to go out of the house after nightfall because of street shootings and grenades blowing up offices in a market sharing war of various mafia groups. You have to understand what a "thief in law" (вор в законе)means as a concept (a concept rather vague even to most Russians - and no, this concept is not what it sounds like literally, don't be misled that the term speaks for itself), you have to be able to relate to a bright person who found himself in a dog-eat-dog reality where intelligence alone isn't enough to sustain basic survival. This movie is GREATLY about being able to read the Russian reality between the lines. If you weren't there, you most likely won't get it and will join the thong of those who give this movie anything below 8/10 with comments about underdeveloped characters. Trust me, they are very well developed, you just don't get it, can't read between the lines. It's sort of like saying that Joyce's "Ulysses" is boring and conceded: most just don't get it.


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