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Morfiy (2008)

A drama that chronicles the civil war that raged after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

Director:

Aleksey Balabanov

Writers:

Sergey Bodrov (screenplay) (as Sergey Bodrov-ml.), Mikhail A. Bulgakov (based on the autobiographical stories by) (as Mikhail Bulgakov)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonid Bichevin Leonid Bichevin ... Doktor Polyakov
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Anna Nikolayevna
Andrey Panin ... Feldsher Anatoliy Lukich
Svetlana Pismichenko Svetlana Pismichenko ... Pelageya Ivanovna
Katarina Radivojevic ... Ekaterina Karlovna (as Katarina Radivoevich)
Yuri Gertsman Yuri Gertsman ... Gorenburg
Aleksandr Mosin Aleksandr Mosin ... Vlas
Irina Rakshina Irina Rakshina ... Aksinya
Sergey Garmash ... Vasiliy Osipovich
Yuliya Deynega Yuliya Deynega ... Tanya
Andrey Poluyan Andrey Poluyan ... Ofitser
Irina Volkova Irina Volkova
Valeriy Smirnov Valeriy Smirnov
Petr Rabchevsky Petr Rabchevsky
Oleg Korytin Oleg Korytin ... Firefighter
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The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. To soothe the impressions of human suffering he turns to morphine. Written by benmo

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

27 November 2008 (Russia) See more »

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The title as it is shown in the credits uses old Russian orthography, abandoned after the October Socialist Revolution of 1917. See more »

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Performed by Alexander Vertinsky
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The events take place 150 miles north of Moscow, not in Siberia.
10 March 2011 | by Cat_BehemothSee all my reviews

To correct the other reviewer...

"Powerful and bizarre tale of the young medical doctor sliding into the abyss of drug addiction as the country around him slides into the horrors of civil war. Even so the revolution and the war is hardly shown in the movie (which is set in a small Siberian village), one could feel it's dark presence in every scene, every dialogue. Surprisingly well captures the spirit of autobiographical novels of Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia's greatest and most controversial author of the 20th century. Strongly recommended for everyone who enjoys Bulgakov, Dostoevsky, classical Russian literature and history. Also, it's a great tribute to the director/screenwriter Sergei Bodrov Jr. who died so tragically at the height of his career."

..... the movie events do not happen in Siberia, but in Uglich district (Uyezd) of Yaroslavl Gubernia, some 240km (150 miles) north of Moscow.


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