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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)

Zhmurki (original title)
This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexei Panin ... Sergey (as Aleksey Panin)
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ... Simon
Nikita Mikhalkov ... Sergey Mikhaylovich
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Koron
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ... Bala
Grigoriy Siyatvinda ... Eggplant
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Stepan
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Doctor
Garik Sukachyov ... Brain
Andrey Panin ... Architect
Kirill Pirogov ... Executioner
Yuriy Stepanov Yuriy Stepanov ... Boar
Renata Litvinova ... Waitress, Secretary
Zhanna Bolotova ... Teacher
Tatyana Dogileva ... Secretary
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Storyline

Blindfolds - an old Russian game: leading, blindfolded, catches the rest of the players. Nizhny Novgorod. Two small bandits Serega and Simon worked for a big criminal Sergei Mikhailovich. But this time they failed the mission: he ordered to bring a chemist who claimed that he made a new portion of white powder, and Serega and Simon staged a real carnage in the laboratory, leaving there dead bodies - a chemist and a couple of his guards. Sergei Mikhailovich was very angry, but limited himself to oral suggestion, after which he gave the guys another assignment: to go to the law firm and exchange a suitcase with money for a suitcase with heroin. But even here Serega and Simon were unlucky: the exchange took place, only at the exit from the office they were met by Koron, Bala and Eggplant - three bandits hired by the senior police lieutenant Stepan, a "werewolf in uniform", dreaming to throw Sergei Mikhailovich on big dough. Written by Oskarzhan

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Taglines:

For those who survived the 90s

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

2 June 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Man's Bluff See more »

Filming Locations:

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,367,416 (Russia), 5 June 2005
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Company Credits

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CTB Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early version of the script contains 18 dead bodies. See more »

Goofs

The many continuity lapses and other apparent technical errors are a matter of deliberate stylistic choice in this pastiche of 1990s Russian-Mafia movies. See more »

Quotes

Simon: Let's kill the negro. I don't like them.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Best Russian gangster film since Brat 2
1 September 2008 | by kurciasbezdalasSee all my reviews

There were times when Russians were making really good movies (especially comedies). Nowadays it seems that they are unsuccessfully trying to imitative American movies (i've watched some of their latest comedies and it seems like they're loosing their sense of humor too). This movie is an exception. Many people say that this is a rip off of "Snatch." but but to me this one is much better than "Snatch.". It is more funny and at the same time more violent. It have some similarities with "Snatch." but i noticed that there is a lot of similar crime movies, it doesn't mean that this one is a rip off of "Snatch.". The acting and directing were great, it proofs that there still are some talented people in Russia only they rarely get a chance to self-actualize. I noticed some plot holes but thats OK, the movie still was great.


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