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Alive (2006)

Zhivoy (original title)
A veteran of the Chechen War is helped by the ghosts of his two fallen comrades to leave the war behind.
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Credited cast:
Olga Arntgolts Olga Arntgolts ... Nurse Olga
Aleksey Chadov ... The priest
Andrey Chadov Andrey Chadov ... Kir
Vladimir Epifantsev ... Igor
Maksim Lagashkin ... Nikich
Aleksandr Robak ... Slavik
Viktoriya Smirnova Viktoriya Smirnova ... Tatyana
Ekaterina Volkova ... Slavik's wife
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Kir returns home from the war in Chechnya, missing a leg, but still alive. Kir had enlisted to earn enough money to marry Tatyana. But, now that he has returned, he feels distant from her, and all that he had known. Kir is still haunted by his experiences in Chechnya, and the tragic deaths there of his two friends, fellow soldiers Nikich and Igor. Unable to adjust to civilian life, Kir begins to get into trouble. He impulsively commits a robbery, then a more horrible crime. After a traffic accident on a lonely stretch of road, the ghosts of his two fallen comrades begin to appear to him. Can Nikich and Igor reach out from the grave to help their friend Kir come to terms with his past and find forgiveness in his heart for himself and others? Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | War

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This is the first film in which Andrey Chadov and his younger brother Aleksey Chadov appear together on the screen. Having previously directed Andrey in It's Russian (2004), director Aleksandr Veledinskiy chose to work with him again, casting him in the central role of Kir. At Andrey's suggestion, he then cast Aleksey in a supporting role as a priest. See more »

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Alive See more »

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$3,216,061
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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