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The Major (2013)

Mayor (original title)
In a car accident, a policeman accidentally killed a child. The other cops are trying to hush up the case.

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Yuriy Bykov

Writer:

Yuriy Bykov
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Cast

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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,164
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Ale Kino+, Ale Kino+ See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Not your typical police corruption movie...
19 April 2014 | by mushoodsheikh1985See all my reviews

Major Sergey Sobolov gets a phonecall informing him that his wife has gone into labour...in a rush driving too fast he accidentally kills a seven year old boy right in front of the child's mother...his natural reaction is to cover up the incident...and from there on chaos ensues...the real problems with the cover up occur when Sobolev's guilty conscience catches up with him...

This isn't your typical police corruption story...there are no one dimensional characters and a lot of moral questions are raised throughout the film...nothing is black and white...during one part of the film the following question is asked: 'would you report your husband if he ran over a child'...and one has to ask whether the police protecting their own is any different from the rest of us...

Denis Svedov as Sergey delivers a powerful performance as does Irina Nizina as Irina, the boys mother...Yuri Bykov who also directs the film is excellent as Pasha...

This film could have presented a simple good vs bad guy scenario and i'm glad it didn't...everyone is all too human but find themselves doing inhumane things in a difficult situation...how far would you go to save others and yourself?...and what can you live with?...


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