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The Major (2013)

Mayor (original title)
In the car accident, a policeman accidentally killed a child. Others policemen tries to hush up the case.

Director:

Yuriy Bykov

Writer:

Yuriy Bykov
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Cast overview:
Denis Shvedov ... Sergey Sobolev
Yuriy Bykov ... Pavel Korshunov - Pasha
Irina Nizina Irina Nizina ... Irina Gutorova
Ilya Isaev Ilya Isaev ... Anatoly Merkulov
Dmitriy Kulichkov Dmitriy Kulichkov ... Gutorov
Boris Nevzorov ... Aleksey Pavlovich Pankratov
Kirill Polukhin Kirill Polukhin ... Burlakov
Pavel Basov Pavel Basov ... Ensign
Vladislav Toldykov Vladislav Toldykov ... Dump truck driver
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That day Sergey Sobolev, police officer, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he's driving too fast and when he sees a boy on a passage walk, it's too late. The boy died, and now the major has only two options: go to prison or conceal his crime and stay free. All the characters in this film have to choose - to cross or not to cross the line, when the price for your choice is life... yours and of the ones you love. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (Russia) See more »

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Ale Kino+, Ale Kino+ See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Crime and Corruption
29 September 2013 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

A police sergeant, driving at high speed to hospital to witness his wife's child delivery, causes a fatal accident. A corrupt colleague who arrives on the scene (a terrific performance by the director Yuri Bykov), offers him two choices: make an honest report and damage your career or we will help you blame it on the other driver (a woman whose child was killed in the accident). There follows a gripping thriller which poses serious moral questions. The Major packs a heavy punch and Yuri Bykov is obviously a name to watch. An atmospheric, beautifully acted film with direction, photography and editing to match. A real find and highly recommended.


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