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Buddha's Little Finger (2015)

A drama set during the failed coup against President Mikhail Gorbachev.

Director:

Tony Pemberton

Writers:

Tony Pemberton (screenplay), William Jennings (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toby Kebbell ... Pyotr
Karine Vanasse ... Anna
Lilith Stangenberg ... Blind Woman
André Hennicke ... Chapayev
Stipe Erceg ... Volodin
Trystan Pütter ... Kolyan (as Trystan W. Putter)
Ivan Shvedoff ... Shurick
Christoph Bach ... Vorblei
Hildegard Schroedter ... Mrs. Kuznets
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Timurovna
Bernd Michael Lade Bernd Michael Lade ... Major Smirnov
Marko Dyrlich Marko Dyrlich ... Lutze
Yuki Iwamoto ... Mongolian
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Barbolin
Nick Dong-Sik ... Kawabata
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Storyline

Unemployed Russian poet Pyotr Voyd arrested by KGB during the 1991 Soviet August Coup, by tortures he loses consciousness and appears in 1919 post-revolutionary Russia, where he fights on the same side with the legendary Red cavalry commander Chapaev and his machine-gunner Anka. The strange memory lapses all the time throw him to the bandits' Moscow of nineties, then to the Russian Civil War back and forth, again and again. Pyotr learns how long may raging two winds of changes simultaneously in the head of one and the same person. Written by Watch_Movies

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Russia | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Мизинец Будды See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Weak
11 February 2017 | by savchynrgSee all my reviews

I had read Chapayev and Void in the original a few years ago and it's one of my favorite books so far. I was really excited to start watching this movie. However, all I can say after it is that the Buddha's Little Finger is truly weak attempt to depict all the depth of the novel's gist and interestingness of the narrative move.

If we put the content of the Pelevin's novel aside and try to evaluate the movie plot as the independent story, it still remains infirm. All you can find there is simplified scenes content and dim relation between presented parts of the story.

2/10. Period.


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