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In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.

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Aleksey Andrianov

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Boris Akunin (based on a novel by), Nikolay Kulikov (participation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danila Kozlovsky ... Dorin (as Danila Kozlovskiy)
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Oktyabrsky
Anna Chipovskaya ... Nadya
Sergey Gazarov ... Narkom
Vladimir Epifantsev ... Kogan
Viktoriya Tolstoganova ... Petrakovich
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Contact
Andrey Merzlikin ... Karpenko
Dmitriy Nazarov ... Nadya's dad
Mikhail Filippov ... Chieftain
Polina Raykina Polina Raykina ... Zina
Sergey Frolov Sergey Frolov ... Yushka
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ... Yepanchin
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Lezhava
Ekaterina Melnik ... Actress
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In the spring of 1941 German agent Wasser of the Abwehr holds an NKVD commissar hostage. Two soldiers, a boxer, and a spy are the NKVD's only hope to rescue him.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

5 April 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Spy See more »

Filming Locations:

Minsk, Belarus See more »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Ruskie spy WW2 fantasy
5 September 2012 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Some stylish handling, personable cast and a potentially interesting idea, in admiral Canaris trying to obfuscate Hitler's intention of declaring war on Stalin's Russia in 1941, but the plotting, like the colour is murky. Looked like the Russain laboratories had solved their programs a few years back but shadow detail has vanished in an orange haze again.

Our boxer-secret agent hero has to sort out spy rings that are using narrow cast TV and tape recorders before they were invented and are willing to send trolley cars to their doom.

It might play better with an audience who already knew the difference between the Cheka and the NKVD.


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