An American diamond merchant travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds of questionable origin. As the deal begins to collapse he falls into an obsessive relationship with a Russian cafe owner in a small Siberian town. As their passion builds, so does the treacherous world of the diamond trade from which he is unable to extricate himself. Both collide as the American man desperately looks for escape in a world with no exit.
What would you sacrifice for love?
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
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Did You Know?
"I feel sorry for the bird," a Russian saying, was heard after the toast: "And so when the flock of birds headed south for the winter, one small but proud bird said, I will fly straight to the sun! She flew higher and higher, but very soon she burned her wings and fell to the very bottom of a deep gorge. So let us drink to this: let not a single one of us ever break away from the collective, no matter how high he flies!" See more
Keanu Reeves states: "I packed for St. Petersburg." Meaning that he packed for warm weather. St. Petersburg Russia is slightly farther north than Juneau Alaska so if it is winter in Siberia it would most certainly also be winter in St. Petersburg (the average January temperature in St. Pete. is 22F) so the St. Petersburg scenes were very obviously filmed in summer (the trees are fully leafed out). See more
[in video on his computer
Lucas, it's Pyotr. You ready to get rich? You better be. There is one small thing I will need to tell you. Or maybe not so small. Maybe quite big in fact. So hurry, please. St. Petersburg is not the same without you. Dasvidaniya.