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Gogol. The Beginning (2017)

Gogol. Nachalo (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 31 August 2017 (Russia)
The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering... See full summary »

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Egor Baranov

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Natasha Merkulova (as Natalya Merkulova), Aleksey Chupov | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Margarita Adaeva Margarita Adaeva ... Varvara
Sergey Badyuk Sergey Badyuk ... Vakula
Yuliya Dzutseva ... Oksana (as Yuliya Frants)
Oleg Menshikov ... Guro Yakov Petrovich
Alexander Petrov ... Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich
Evgeniy Stychkin ... Binkh Alexander Christophorovich
Artyom Tkachenko ... Danishevskiy Alexey
Taisiya Vilkova ... Danishevskaya Elisaveta Andreevna
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The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering from violent epileptic seizures and struggles to keep on working. Investigator Yakov Guro accidentally witnesses one such fit and realizes that Gogol's visions contain clues that could help solve actual crimes. Together, Gogol and Guro take on a particularly weird and baffling case that brings them to a small village of Dikanka, where everyone has a huge secret to hide. Written by TV3 Press Office

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15 December 2019 | by FoutainoflifeSee all my reviews

I'm gonna be honest by saying that the subtitles for this film were difficult to understand. However, I watched it anyway, making my own conclusions as to what was going on and I liked it anyway.

I think the film was well made. The costuming and details, while not overly dramatic, were also well suited. From my translation of the film there is an interesting story going on here. I really hope to find better subtitles eventually.

If you enjoy period horror, you may very well like this. I'd tell you to check it out. As I mentioned, the English subtitles I found were awful but if you soldier through or have decent subtitles you'll be glad you checked it out. I'm about to check out the second film after I finish this review. Maybe that will tell you something. I'm curios as to what is going to happen next.


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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

31 August 2017 (Russia) See more »

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RUR50,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,939,761
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