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A once-promising athlete whose career was cut short due to a tragic injury turns to a life of crime, and receives an unusual gift that leads him to make a series of rash decisions.

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Bakur Bakuradze

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Bakur Bakuradze (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gela Chitava Gela Chitava ... Shultes
Ruslan Grebyonkin Ruslan Grebyonkin ... Kostik
Lyubov Firsova Lyubov Firsova ... Shultes' mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Lebedev Ivan Lebedev ... Slavik
Anya Soroka Anya Soroka ... Cashier (as Anna Soroka)
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A once-promising athlete whose career was cut short due to a tragic injury turns to a life of crime, and receives an unusual gift that leads him to make a series of rash decisions.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Šuljtes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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trying hard to be meaningful...
9 July 2008 | by pwolfcariusSee all my reviews

This picture is OK, but not great, detached, unsentimental, unpsychological and even impersonal, as often these days, mysterious without reason ; Shultes, the main character, is not only solitary and impenetrable, but suffers from amnesia (an easy symbol of the way Russia today forgets itself, I suppose, but making little difference to the picture itself...) ; he lives with his old and sick mother, but they just watch TV together in the evening, not exchanging one single word ; he does a bit of running, a bit of stealing, and he's quite good at picking pockets (maybe the picture tries to be "Bressonian"... but here stealing is not prideful self-assertion, nor anything else... it's just a meaningless way of survival...

The only really great part is when we see actress Cecile Piege, in a little film she shot of herself on her portable camera, making a passionate declaration to an unseen (and to everybody else unknown) man, then singing (or miming ?) a punkish song for him ; and I'd like very much to know what the title of this song is, and who sings it in reality...


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