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Deadly Code (2013)

Educazione siberiana (original title)
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A drama based on a memoir about growing up as a member of the Urka community in the small republic of Transnistria.


Stefano Rulli (story), Sandro Petraglia (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnas Fedaravicius ... Kolyma
Vilius Tumalavicius Vilius Tumalavicius ... Gagarin
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Xenya
Jonas Trukanas ... Mel
Vitalij Porshnev Vitalij Porshnev ... Vitalic (as Vitalji Porsnev)
Peter Stormare ... Ink
John Malkovich ... Grandfather Kuzya
Arnas Sliesoraitis Arnas Sliesoraitis ... Kolyma 10
Pijus Grude Pijus Grude ... Gagarin 10
Ernestas Markevicius Ernestas Markevicius ... Mel 10
Erikas Zaremba Erikas Zaremba ... Vitalic 10
Airida Gintautaite Airida Gintautaite ... Mother
Arvydas Lebeliunas Arvydas Lebeliunas ... Doctor
Viktoras Karpusenkovas Viktoras Karpusenkovas ... Plank
Daiva Stubraite Daiva Stubraite ... Aunt Katya


A drama based on a memoir about growing up as a member of the Urka community in the small republic of Transnistria.

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Friendship, Honour, Betrayal, Revenge, Tradition.


Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Also known as A Gangster's Tale See more »


Though film is set in Bender, Transnistria, at 33 minute in the film is clearly seen name of restaurant written in Lithuanian language "Kinija" ("China"). The restaurant (now "Didzioji Kinija" aka "The great China") was in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. See more »


[first lines]
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Grandfather Kuzya: [leading ceremony] By our ancestors, free hunters, and warriors, by the great Northern Forests, by the river Lena, and amore, we pray to you. Blessed Mary, Mother of God, full of grace, hear the words of this your humble servant. Forgive us honest criminals for the sins we are forced to commit. Assist us in our battle against power-mongering Polit bureaucrats, and their minions, cops and soldiers, And every other devil in uniform. Oh most gracious mother of the most ...
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Written and performed by Michele Ricciardi & Matteo Chiamenti
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This is not a good movie from any angle.
8 October 2014 | by enofileSee all my reviews

While I appreciate the technical skill of the cinematography, the dialogue, character development, and editing must have been created through an alcoholic haze fueled by bad potato Vodka. It's too bad the cinematographer was not involved in a project that included a competent director and production team. How John Malcovich took on this role must be a fascinating and convoluted story. His performance was no "stretch" and Malcovich's abilities as an actor are not on display in Deadly Code or whatever name this ersatz piece of filming wants to use. The plot is trite and there is nothing fresh or revealing in this "comic book tale" of organized ethnic crime in Russia. This subject matter, when focusing on the transformation of the USSR to the current 15 republics, provides fodder for great movie making. However, this particular story is ludicrous, inexplicable, and simply makes no sense. Malcovich's acting is an over the top campy goof, but the other performances are so weak, especially Kolya's the young lead, that Malcovich's thespian romp seems Olivierarian in comparison. The only redeeming part of this movie, as I mentioned, is the cinematography. Thus, if you are an aspiring film maker, watch this with the sound off. It's the only way to tolerate it.

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Release Date:

28 February 2013 (Italy) See more »

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Deadly Code See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »


Box Office


EUR30,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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