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In Moscow, Anton is out of ideas for his "Ghost" novels about a hit man, based on old news accounts. At a book signing, a man buys Anton's latest; then, on a street below, Anton sees the man murder a witness in an upcoming trial. Days later, the killer chats up Anton at a café, offering ideas for plots. Anton accepts and his writing improves. Meanwhile, he has a troubled relationship with Mika: she's forgiving, but his drinking and late-night writing sessions drive her away. Plus, he spends precious little time with his son, who's in an institution. Slowly, the hit man raises the ante with Anton: how far will a writer go to understand his fictional character?Written by
In this movie young pulp-fiction writer Anton (Habensky) suffers from so called writer's block (rather unusual illness for a pulp fiction writer), excessive drinking and complicated relationships with this girlfriend Vika (Khamatova) and small son. Abruptly a real professional killer, prototype of Anton's fictional character named Domovoy (kind of ghost living in houses together with human beings in Russian mythology), interferes into his life and helps to recover inspiration through participation in fake homicide.
One of the drawbacks of modern Russian cinematography is total inability to make good genre movies, not genius ones, but yet having something really interesting to watch. Pure romantic comedies, solid melodramas, high-quality biopics. This picture is a lucky exception from this rule: "Domovoy" is a well made thriller, and its suspense and intrigue will definitely suffice you.
And, for sure, Habensky is excellent at playing drunkards, a talent that he uses in his every third film.
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