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Zhenya and Nadya go their separate ways. Nadya stuck with her bureaucrat boyfriend, married h im and had a daughter, also called Nadya. Zhenya married and had a son, Konstantin. Both later ... See full synopsis »
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Russian poet, singer and actor Vladimir Vysotsky was an idol of the 1970s and '80s. In 1980, at the age of 42, he passed away during the Moscow Olympic Games. This is the story of his last ... See full summary »
This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".
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A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »
This is what is generally called a family film, one that can be watched and enjoyed by all ages. It does this pretty well overall and the two central characters develop nicely over the plot, with Sumrak, a hardened career criminal, learning how to look after children and fall in love (he has been in prison since he was 16 years old), and Koltsov mending a tarnished reputation as a former police officer after being unjustly imprisoned. It is not as sentimental as a western film with a similar plot would have been but it also does not have as many laughs in it as I think there should have been. The acting is fine and the action sequences are well done but ultimately its aim is to tug at the heartstrings.
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