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Piranha (2006)

Okhota na Piranyu (original title)
Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrey Kavun

Writers:

Aleksandr Bushkov (novel), Dmitriy Zverkov (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vladimir Mashkov ... Mazur
Svetlana Antonova ... Olga
Evgeniy Mironov ... Prokhor
Viktoriya Isakova ... Sinilga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Banshchikova ... Viktoriya (as A. Banshchikova)
Mikhail Efremov ... Dorokhov
Sergey Garmash ... Zima
Aleksandr Golubev ... Belobrysy
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Kuzmich
Andrey Merzlikin ... Shtabs
Sergey Petrov Sergey Petrov ... Khimik 1
Boris Polunin Boris Polunin ... Admiral
Ramil Sabitov Ramil Sabitov ... Ibragim
Aleksandr Sirin ... Doctor
Dmitriy Tarasenko Dmitriy Tarasenko
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Storyline

Agent of special department "Piranha" Kirill Mazur and his colleague Olga go to the far north with the assignment to liquidate an underwater secret weapon lab in the guise of a mutual vacation. All of a sudden, they find themselves in the world where civilization laws are forgotten, and this deadly weapons are kept by gangsters who are controlled by a new "master of taiga" Prohor, whose leisure time is spent hunting at humans. Mazur didn't know that he would have to trade his familiar gun for a hand-made bone knife, and save his companion and himself instead of saving the world. For them, this safari in northern forests would be no less dangerous as for the live targets. Written by russart.com

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

6 April 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunting Piranha See more »

Filming Locations:

Karelia, Russia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rekun TV See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Vladimir Mashkov's character was heavily inspired by such action heroes as John McClane, James Bond and most notably John Rambo. Mashkov went through many torturous trainings in order to get in perfect physical shape. The producers imagined Agent Mazur as a muscular man. See more »

Quotes

Olga: You don't understand: if these weapons get into wrong hands, a half of the world would perish!
Mazur: And if they get into right hands, what then? would the whole world perish?
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Connections

References Ugryum-reka (1969) See more »

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Reasons to see (and not to see) this film
20 October 2007 | by manya7-1See all my reviews

It's not the best of films, nor the worst of films: interesting premise, but highly Hollywood-derivative. Still, the taiga is a unique setting and it was amusing to see talented dramatic actors take on action hero roles (Mashkov more successfully than Mironov, methinks).

From a woman's standpoint, the best part of the film is admiring Vladimir Mashkov's buff body, especially from the back. My, my---let's see more of it someday! I realized this film was going to be trash when I started watching it, but sometimes trash can be amusing. The violent scenes were a turnoff, but grudgingly necessary to the plot.

Overall, a B film. If you have nothing better to do, it's not a total waste of nearly two hours. In my opinion, Mashkov and Mironov should stick to better roles which highlight their tremendous dramatic talents (IMO, The Idiot, a Russian TV mini-series starring both of them, ranks as one of the finest films I have seen, ever.)


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