6.5/10
2,918
17 user 25 critic

Kray (2010)

In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians.

Director:

Aleksey Uchitel
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Mashkov ... Ignat
Anjorka Strechel ... Elza
Yuliya Peresild ... Sofiya
Sergey Garmash ... Major Fishman
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Kolivanov
Vyacheslav Krikunov Vyacheslav Krikunov ... Stepan
Aleksandr Bashirov ... Zilkin
Evgeniy Tkachuk ... Borka
Vladas Bagdonas ... Butkus
Anna Ukolova ... Matilda
Ruben Karapetyan Ruben Karapetyan ... Sarkisian
Vadim Yakovlev ... Feldsher
Axel Schrick Axel Schrick ... Haneke
Timm Sebastian Peltner Timm Sebastian Peltner ... Gustav
Boris Lapidus Boris Lapidus ... Kochegar
Edit

Storyline

The action takes place shortly after the end of the Second World War in the Siberian hinterland, among Russians and Germans with damaged personal stories and a strange transformation: the victors seem to be crawling into the skins of the defeated, and vice versa. Ignat, is the embodiment of the larger-than-life image of the Soviet victorious warrior who, in fact, proves to be shell-shocked, sick and broken, although not completely destroyed. Trains become fetish for the heroes of the film, and speed becomes a mania; they virtually become one with their steam engines, while the machines take on human names. The heroes set up an almost fatal race in the Siberian forest, risking their own lives and those of others. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was Russia's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Prozhektorperiskhilton: Nonna Grishaeva (2010) See more »

User Reviews

 
Very good, but what's the real goal here?
8 June 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

Even now I wonder what the film's motive really was. From the start, the protagonist doesn't really have a goal. He seems to be a drifter landing a job as a train driver, but then the film doesn't give the character a goal. He simply finds ways to overcome obstacles in his way as he moves along. Having said this, though, for a film with little to no goal set for the main character, it was surprisingly interesting. Almost the entire film is set on trains, and I really loved that! This film will be an absolute feast for train enthusiasts. Vladimir Mashkov lent a wonderful charm to hard-ass character Ignat. Vladimir was an excellent choice for this role. The rest of the cast was also very good, and the cinematography was also excellent.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

23 September 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gustav See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,380,142
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed