The year is 1946. World War II is over, but it doesn't mean that there is no one to fight with. The post-war city of Odessa is ruled by serial killer prison-escapees and former Nazi ... See full summary »
The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »
The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.
Watch the exploits of three young romantics as they dance around St. Petersburg, Russia, getting themselves involved in everything from a soccer riot to a rainstorm to a fight between best ... See full summary »
The Russian crook steals the stolen giant diamond from the mafia, hides it and suddenly runs into his unbeknown brothers. The unexpected and absurd events with participation of mob, doctors, musicians, Americans, militia and gypsies ensue.
Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »
A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and ... See full summary »
The film is set during 1962 in Sevastopol, Crimea, then a secret Navy Base in the Soviet Union. General Serov (Stupka) hires Viktor (Petrenko), a cadet from the Kremlin Guard to work as his private chauffeur. In a jet-black "ZIM" limo, Viktor is chauffeuring the General's disabled daughter Vera (Babenko). Viktor is oblivious to the hidden agenda of the KGB agent Saveliev (Panin), who manipulates everyone behind the scenes in the old rivalry between the Army and KGB.Written by
The film was the Official selection from Ukraine for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2005, but the Academy did not consider it for nomination because of Russia's large inputs in the movie production. See more »
Do you love me?
Sometimes I think that you don't.
So what, what should I do to make you believe? Jump from a rock? Shoot myself?
Just swear... swear in the name of mother. Well! You swear?
In the name of mother?
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This is the best movie I've seen over years. I am not sure if it's available on DVD in English, but if it is - don't even hesitate a minute! Everything is perfect about this movie, the cinematography, the music, and most importantly the drama that builds up with the very first seconds.... The tension that builds up is immense and holds you until the very last second. There are so many layers in this movie... The human tragedy and ocean of emotions, love and hatred that unfolds on the screen and all the fabula is ruled by the powers that are not even present. Maybe I am too sentimental, but I was touched so deeply many times during the movie that I felt tears in my eyes several times during it.
I saw this movie three days ago and still keep on thinking about it...
In my opinion this movie definitely should be released by Criterion and will go straight into 250 best movies of all time.
In my opinion it is unquestionably in top twenty. Truly, truly a masterpiece!
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