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The Stoker (2010)

Kochegar (original title)
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The film, set in the mid 1990s outside of St. Petersburg, tells the story of an ethnic Yakut, Major Skryabin, a shell-shocked veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War, who works as a stoker.

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Credited cast:
Mikhail Skryabin Mikhail Skryabin ... Kochegar
Yuriy Matveev Yuriy Matveev ... Vassily 'Bizon' - lover of Sasha and Masha
Aleksandr Mosin Aleksandr Mosin ... Sergeant - father of Masha
Aida Tumutova Aida Tumutova ... Sasha - daughter of Ivan Skryabin
Anna Korotayeva Anna Korotayeva ... Masha - daughter of Sergeant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Varvara Belokurova Varvara Belokurova ... Vera - Daughter of Colonel Minayev
Roman Burenkov Roman Burenkov ... Gosha
Filipp Dyachkov ... Yasha
Aleksandr Garkushenko Aleksandr Garkushenko ... Kostya
Kirill Komlev Kirill Komlev ... Bartender
Irina Kurtiyakov Irina Kurtiyakov ... Seamstress
Igor Matyushkin Igor Matyushkin ... Client
Yuliya Men Yuliya Men ... Kermes
Sayan Mongush Sayan Mongush ... Matvey
Viktoriya Mongush Viktoriya Mongush ... Seamstress
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The film, set in the mid 1990s outside of St. Petersburg, tells the story of an ethnic Yakut, Major Skryabin, a shell-shocked veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War, who works as a stoker.

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13-y film Alekseya Balabanova (13th film by Aleksey Balabanov)

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Crime | Drama

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Aleksey Balabanov admitted that the film's protagonist is a Yakut only because Mikhail Skryabin was a Yakut. See more »

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Referenced in Vdud (2017) See more »

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The revenge of a small man
8 March 2020 | by dmitri-batuevSee all my reviews

"A Stoker" is one of the last films of Aleksey Balabanov, the cult director of the new Russian cinema. The story of the revenge of a small man, a former major, who is brilliantly played by unprofessional Yakut actor Mikhail Skryabin.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

13 October 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Stoker See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,640
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STV Film Company See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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