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The Kopeck (2002)

Kopeyka (original title)
In this movie we follow fate not a person but car: first Soviet Lada. It starts with Brezhnev daughter and then gradually moves on parallel to last years of USSR into wild after-perestroika years with bandits and newly born oligarchs.

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Ivan Dykhovichnyy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sergey Mazaev ... Bubuka
Andrey Krasko ... Narrator
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Viktor
Roman Madyanov ... Former KGB / Militiaman / Visa and Registration for Foreigners Office employee
Aleksandra Kulikova Aleksandra Kulikova
Oleg Kovalov Oleg Kovalov
Sergey Shnurov ... Man in window
Olga Dykhovichnaya Olga Dykhovichnaya ... Tanya
Elena Babenko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Igor Artashonov Igor Artashonov ... Vysotsky
Valeri Kudryashov Valeri Kudryashov
Vladimir Sorokin Vladimir Sorokin
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In this movie we follow fate not a person but car: first Soviet Lada. It starts with Brezhnev daughter and then gradually moves on parallel to last years of USSR into wild after-perestroika years with bandits and newly born oligarchs.

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

7 June 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kopiejka See more »

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Enjoyable, but non-Russians may waste time
2 August 2004 | by ocelot999See all my reviews

I saw this movie by accident in a Moscow theater and did not regret it one bit. It's funny, subtle, and well-acted, a rarity among the modern Russian films. Only later did I find out that Sorokin the co-writer of the movie is the famous controversial writer (whose books I happen to like as well), which really shows in the form of the good script and humor (none of his usual gross-out stuff, those who know what I mean need not worry. Well, almost.) Unfortunately for the non-Russian viewers, the most enjoyable moments are probably going to be lost in translation, because one has to have lived in the USSR to get the numerous inside jokes in the movie (think "South Park" shown to any non-American audience).


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