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Educazione siberiana (2013)

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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.

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Stefano Rulli (story), Sandro Petraglia (story) | 4 more credits »
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6 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnas Fedaravicius ... Kolyma
Vilius Tumalavicius Vilius Tumalavicius ... Gagarin
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Xenya
Jonas Trukanas 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
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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.

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Friendship, Honour, Betrayal, Revenge, Tradition.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2013 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Code See more »

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€30,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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Mama Sibirj
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Performed by Nicolai Lilin and cast
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instant classic bulls**t
28 August 2014 | by l_b_sSee all my reviews

If you really like this movie try Borat (or Russian Dancing Men) next, another one true and in-depth biopic about (ex-)USSR people's way of life. Why you westerners are ready to swallow any bulls**t about Russia so easily?

Let me share this formula of highly sellable "a la Russe" trash, so you'll be able to cash in on it the same way like Mr. Lilin did. Take a couple of grim facts of Soviet/Russian history and add a lot of s**t to make everything look even worse (do not overdo though for we do not need to get any highbrow surrealistic Pasolini-like overtones). If you are not good in fabricating stories use some golden classic, like Once upon a time in America for instance, as a cut-and-paste source. Then tell everyone that it's your personal story, firsthand experience and/or your family background.

No one knew anything about this new great Russian author in Russia before we happened to hear about his fantastic success with western audience. Do you know why? Because they did not publish his books for Russia. Do you know why? Because they can sell them here as a pulp fiction only. And we've got tons of similar pulp, yet not as ludicrous as Mr. Lilin's books. So keep this "new Russian classic" of urka-exploitation genre for yourselves if you can see no difference.


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