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Chizkeik (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | Video 2008
Neglected 13 year old Aloysha is cast in a cheesecake commercial and becomes obsessed with the idea of having a "perfect family" of his own, at any cost.

Director:

Evgeniy Zvezdakov

Writer:

Elena Dolgopyat
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pavel Melenchuk Pavel Melenchuk ... Alyosha
Sergey Chonishvili ... Mikhail
Olga Lomonosova Olga Lomonosova ... Natalia
Evgeniya Zvezdakova Evgeniya Zvezdakova
Sofia Larina Sofia Larina
Natalya Fateeva
Dmitriy Maryanov
Kseniya Lavrova-Glinka Kseniya Lavrova-Glinka ... (as Xenia Lavrova-Glinka)
Galina Bokashevskaya
Lyudmila Arinina
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Neglected 13 year old Aloysha is cast in a cheesecake commercial and becomes obsessed with the idea of having a "perfect family" of his own, at any cost.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheesecake See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (DVD version)

Color:

Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (anamorphic)
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A great example of the new direction in Russian 'Indie' film making
27 June 2010 | by bumscratcherSee all my reviews

Three people from totally different backgrounds are cast in a commercial promoting a wholesome dessert: Mikhail the physician (Sergei Chonishvili), Natasha the professional actress (Olga Lomonosova), and thirteen-year-old Alyosha, cast "right off the street". They portray such an idealized family for the ad that Alyosha decides that he will stop at nothing to make his life as perfect as the one he 'played on TV'...

Director Eugene Zvezdakov's deft hand guides the subtle script by Elena Dolgopyat to slowly and carefully bring the viewer to the surprising ending, aided by a fine score by Daniel Kalashnik.

A great example of the new direction in Russian 'Indie' film making; an outstanding performance from Pavel Melenchuk, virtually unknown outside of Russia, as Alyosha, anchors this beautifully made psychological thriller, a sleeper even in Russia.


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