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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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Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

13 October 2010 (Russia) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Aleksey Balabanov says the fire that is in every house shown in the film is not a symbol. It is just shown because "it's the style. Every picture should have its own style." See more »

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100% Balabanov - Good movie
15 December 2010 | by giovanni-lorenzinSee all my reviews

Yes, a good movie: good picture, good (very good) camera, good acting of the fireman that is in the cast of cargo 200 too; other actors are "street real" and they are great for what they have to do. The music is perfect, and the 90's Russia atmosphere is almost in every frame of this movie. If you love Russian atmosphere, gangster, shooting, action this is the film for you: this film shows something that nobody wants to remember but you have to watch other films of this great director and study a bit of history (maybe even go to little Odessa and have a talk with someone) if you want to appreciate it all. It is not the story that makes the point is everything around it, that is why i love Balabanov. Great work Mr. Balabanov Sorry for my bad English Greetings from Italy.


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