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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)

Zhmurki (original title)
Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sergey (as Aleksey Panin)
... Simon
... Sergey Mikhaylovich
... Koron
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ... Bala
... Eggplant
... Stepan
... Doctor
Garik Sukachyov ... Brain
... Architect
... Executioner
Yuriy Stepanov ... Boar
... Waitress, Secretary
... Teacher
... Secretary
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Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is a shot in the head. There are more than 20 Russian-movie stars in the film, but you will not be able to recognize them immediately since they are all in disguise. Written by Pavel P.

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For those who survived the 90s

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2 June 2005 (Russia)  »

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

[music is playing too loud, so the Neighbour starts banging on the door. Simon opens the door]
Neighbour: Listen to me, you asshole, if you don't turn off you damn music, I'll kill you myself!
[Simon pulls out a gun]
Neighbour: Hey, look, man, chill! Don't do it!
[Simon pushes the Neighbour into a small store-room and shoots him four times. A moment later Sergei watches him returning]
Sergei: Who was that at the door?
Simon: Ah, nobody.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Clever Russian version of Snatch
19 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

As several other posts mentioned, this film is sort of like a Russian version of Snatch. This is no masterpiece, but it is fun to watch, as long as the cartoonish violence does not turn you off. As others mentioned before, this truly is a collection of Russian acting talent. I don't remember Mikhalkov having so much fun playing a bad guy since Svoi sredi chuzhih, chuzhoi sredi svoih, I haven't seen Statskiy Sovetnik yet , I hear he is quite good in that. To me personally it was fun to compare and contrast the way Zhmurki portrayed the 1990s Russia versus Brigada and Bumer. It is a shame that this movie will not be widely available in USA, because I think it is on par with all the Asian gangster flicks Blockbuster seems to be stocking up on.


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