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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonid Yarmolnik ... Yulik
Daniil Spivakovskiy ... Pavlik
Elena Yakovleva ... Rita
Artyom Shalimov Artyom Shalimov ... Yegor
Marianna Ilyina Marianna Ilyina ... Anya
Sergey Gazarov ... Edik
Sergey Garmash ... Kurbatov
Elvira Danilina Elvira Danilina ... Galina
Vladimir Bogdanov Vladimir Bogdanov ... Ryvzh
Tatyana Shumova Tatyana Shumova ... Arina
Sergey Yakubenko Sergey Yakubenko ... Feliks
Darya Belousova Darya Belousova ... Sveta
Anton Lutsenko Anton Lutsenko ... Bard
Yuliana Soldatova Yuliana Soldatova ... Sonya
Tatyana Zhdanova Tatyana Zhdanova ... Editor
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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

21 October 2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Féltestvérem, Frankenstein See more »

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This is the second consecutive film by Valeriy Todorovskiy written by Gennadiy Ostrovskiy, after Lyubovnik (2002). As of 2016, Ostrovsky has not written any other films by Todorovskiy. Sergey Garmash plays a supporting role of a military officer in both films. Also, both films touch upon the relationship of a middle-aged father and his teenage son. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Rita slaps Yulik in the face]
[he speaks with long pauses between sentences]
Yulik Krymov: I'm surprised. Rita... How could you... treat this seriously? Some crazy woman wrote a letter. Isn't she raving? Nonsense, isn't it? Please... you're a mom... Okay, what if someone writes tomorrow that I have a triplet? I can swear I don't remember her at all! It was twenty years ago.
Rita Krymova: I just wonder how you are going to tell the kids about it.
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Soundtracks

Malinovka
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Music by Eduard Khanok (uncredited)
Lyrics by Anatoliy Poperechnyy (uncredited)
Performed by Daniil Spivakovskiy (uncredited)
Pavlik sings several lines from the song, off key and making mistakes in the lyrics, when he is in a cafe with Yulik
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A traumatized, one-eyed soldier unable to adjust to peaceful life reunites with his long lost father in Moscow.
9 September 2004 | by Boris TSee all my reviews

Summary: Quiet life of a four member Moscow middle class family is disturbed when the father is reunited with his long lost son, who's only recently come back from the war and was badly injured. It is soon obvious that his scars are not only physically, but emotional. He sees "spooks" everywhere, and his new found family is the only thing he has left in the world, other than one or two army buddies. Family is divided over him, mother sees him as an unstable element, while the son takes an instant dislike to him.

I loved this movie. It's a film that is long due in Russia. Russia has fought Vietnam style wars for the past 20 years and the soldiers who come back are often traumatized. The movie is about one such soldier, trying to adjust to peaceful life. Well, he isn't really trying, for him the war hasn't finished. He sees enemies everywhere. The return of the son also highlights the dormant problems present in the family. The film has its funny moments too, but it's not slap-stick humor, like in say Two Towers where at the most dramatic moments they have the dwarf do and say all the stupid things, it fits perfectly into the movie. The film also highlights the problems in Russian society, that soldiers that place their life on the line of fire are discarded when they are back. A very, very good film, worth watching by everyone.


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