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thumbnailThaw Russia, 2013. Drama. 1961. Cameraman Viktor Khrustalev and director Egor Myachin are trying to shoot a movie based on the script of their friend, who tragically died.Оттепель Россия, 2013. Драма. Студия «Мосфильм», 1961 год. Виктор Хрусталев - молодой, талантливый оператор. Однажды он выпивал со своим другом-сценаристом Костиком в общаге ВГИКА. И нужно же было такому случиться, Костя выпал из окна и погиб. После его смерти он обнаруживает сценарий, который не был в свое время утвержден, и понимает, что это совершенно чумовая вещь. Он мечтает снять по этому сценарию фильм. На похоронах он встречается с режиссером Егором Мячиным. И вскоре им подвернулась возможность вместе поучаствовать на съемках картины под названием "Девушка и бригадир". Присутствует в картине и любовная интрига. Виктор и Егор поочередно встречаются со студенткой химфака МГУ Марьяной, которая попадает на их же картину в качестве главной актрисы. Чтобы показать колорит тех времен, в завершении каждой серии звучат стихи и песни той эпохи.
thumbnailA Habit to Part Russia, 2013. Melodrama, Comedy. A story about a girl who can not arrange her personal live. In search of an answer why her relationship did not work, she decides to meet with all her former and ask them what they think about it. Does she find the answer to the question? No. Does she find love? Of course, yes!Привычка расста­ваться Россия, 2013. Мелодрама, Комедия. История о девушке, которая не может устроить свою личную жизнь. В поисках ответа, почему все ее отношения не сложились, она решает встретиться со всеми своими бывшими и спросить у них, что они думают по этому поводу. Найдет ли она ответ на свой вопрос? Нет. Найдет ли она свою любовь? Конечно, да!
thumbnailHere Is the Story of My Grievance Russia, 2012. Melodrama, Comedy. 31 December. The traffic in Moscow has come to a standstill, it is pointless to try and rush, and help does not ease the situation. Conversations about the infinite trifles that make up a life, and maybe it has already been made up and gone. About a father who has nothing left and who can do nothing. About the plans of a 15-year-old girl for her life, whether to become an oncologist or a food designer. About what was and what is now. This is a film without a plot, but it captures the lyricism of rushing through life, set to Tariverdiev’s music, along with memories of happiness, of a time when "Irony of Fate" could actually comfort and encourage and inspire hope for the New Year and for a new life.Со мною вот что происходит Россия, 2012. Мелодрама, Комедия. 31 декабря. Московские невозможные пробки. Спешка без результатов, помощь, от которой никому не становится легче. Разговоры о бесконечных мелочах, в которых проходит жизнь - а может, уже и прошла. Об отце, которому осталось всего ничего, и ничего не сделаешь. О планах пятнадцатилетней девочки на жизнь: можно стать онкологом, можно – дизайнером еды. О том, что было, и что теперь. Это не сюжетный фильм, это лирика суеты под музыку Таривердиева и воспоминание о счастье, о времени, когда «Ирония судьбы» на самом деле могла утешить и обнадежить и пообещать в Новом году новую жизнь. Награды: - КФ «Золотой Феникс»: спец. приз им. С. Коненкова «За лучшее изобразительное решение» - КФ «Виват, кино России!»: приз за лучшую мужскую роль Г.Куценко и В.Шамирову - МКФ «Pacific Meridian»: приз им. Юла Бриннера за лучший дебют Александре Петровой - МКФ «Золотой Гепрад»: приз «За филигранную актерскую игру» Г.Куценко
thumbnailBranded USA-Russia, 2012. Sci Fi, Thriller. Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world.Москва 2017 США-Россия, 2012. Фантастика, Триллер. Действие происходит в недалеком будущем. Главный герой, Михаил Галкин, замечает, как вокруг накапливаются перемены… Происходят события, казалось бы, не связанные между собой… Он обнаруживает глобальный заговор и понимает, что за этим заговором стоят скрытые силы, контролирующие наш мир. И эти силы не принадлежат человеческой цивилизации. Герой начинает против них войну. Войну, которую нельзя проиграть.
thumbnailStalingrad Russia, 2013. War, History, Drama, Action. Stalingrad has become hell and paradise for those who were worthy of awards, but the only reward they managed to get was love. How they won, and how they were not defeated, who they were and who was on the other side of the street, what secret they have taken away with them - the movie will tell this story.Сталинград Россия, 2013. Военный, Исторический, Драма, Боевик. 1942-й год. Сталинград. Советские войска планируют контрнас­тупление на немецкие части, занявшие правый берег Волги. Наступление сорвано. Лишь разведчикам под командованием капитана Громова удается перебраться на другой берег и закрепиться в одном из домов. Им дан приказ удержать его любой ценой. Кроме нескольких чудом уцелевших советских солдат они находят в доме его последнюю жительницу - 19-летнюю Катю. Приказ отбить дом, захваченный противником, получает немецкий офицер Кан. На фоне одного из самых кровопролитных сражений в истории человечества разворачиваются истории любви и драматического противостояния характеров.

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thumbnail Слуга государев
Россия, VOX-Video, 2006, 125 мин. Исторический, Боевик. 1709 год, Русско-шведская война. На фоне противостояния двух держав во Франции король Луи XIV изгнал из страны двух дуэлянтов в разные стороны света. Один отправился к королю Швеции, другой к российскому императору Петру Первому. Выросшие при дворе короля, в мире интриг и любовных приключений, они никогда не знали что такое настоящая опасность. Теперь же, оказавшись по разные стороны фронта, вдали от дома, двум мужчинам предстоит узнать какова жизнь за королевскими стенами. Впереди обоих ждет настоящее сражение за свою жизнь.
thumbnail The Sovereign's Servant
Russia, 2006. History, Action. Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King Charles XII of Sweden. Although separated by war and allegiance, fate has not finished with them. Being brought up in king’s court in the world of intrigues and love affairs, they never knew about real danger. Now while being on different sides of the front, far away from home, these two men have to get to know about life away from royal walls. There is a real fight for life for each of them ahead.
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Слуга государев (The Sovereign's Servant)

Servant of Two Masters

There are several aspects to this film which need to be viewed before the films itself is viewed. Otherwise you might not get what you are expecting, and might do a great deal of suffering. The film itself is structurally confusing, as if two different teams had been working on two different films, without being allowed to know what the other unit is doing. It takes off as a light hearted historical romance: you get the obligatory glitter of the Sun King's court, lovely and corrupt noblemen and -women, dispute at cards, a lady throwing in her valuable necklace, fake letters being fabricated by ill-wishing, jealous courtesans, gentlemen dueling and the King, desiring the lady in question for himself, reprimanding them by sending them as emissaries to two courts which are at war, i.e. most certainly to their death.

From that point on the other unit takes over: we get a brutal, realistic battle picture with nothing much more than the combat and brutality of early XVIII century warfare. Then, occasionally, the "romance"-team steps in, introducing the rather lame remnants of the romantic involvement left back in France, as the heroine decides to embark on the perilous journey to be re-united with her lover (actually, as far as we know, they only had some casual sex one night during which the chevalier didn't even remove his wig).

Overall, the picture suffers from this structural inhomogeneity. I saw ladies who had been lured to see the film as a historical romance, get up and walk as it became clear that the romantic part is superficial and lame and the military part is bloody and unromantic. Even though there's a lot of glamour, the scenes depend too heavily upon familiar clichés which were introduced by Hollywood about two generations ago.

The battle scenes are extremely well done. The recreation of brutally ineffective, senselessly life-squandering warfare is absolutely top notch. If you are interested in war films, this is as good as it gets. As it is very realistic, don't expect much pathos or heroic fun: it's dirty and stupid as any war is. You get beautiful women raped, shot and hanged, and hundreds of handsome youth being turned into cannon fodder. The positive - and surprising - thing is, that even though it's a Russian film, the Russians aren't necessarily the heroes. They have wronged the Poles, so these fraternize with the Swedes, who in turn afflict misery upon Ukrainians and others who are supposed to be the enemies. Czar Peter the Great is a universal Russian hero, and to see him sending a girl to the gallows (a girl, whose whole family has been butchered by the Russians and who only has lived for rightful revenge) is something that has never before been done in Russian cinema.

Also rather unique is the fact that the dialog is in authentic languages: first in French, then in Polish, then Swedish and then Russian (and Ukrainian). The cast is 100 % Russian, who have memorized the lines in according languages (phonetically in most cases, it seems), and then the dialog has been dubbed - also by Russians! The results are mixed. French sounds adequate, as does Polish. Unfortunately there haven't been any Swedish-speakers around, so this part of the film is utterly ridiculous: even the word "Sverige" (Sweden) is pronounced totally wrong! To cover up the outcome, these scenes aren't provided with subtitles, but instead we get a monotonic Russian voice translating the dialog. This distracts from the action quite a lot and is very much to be blamed for the ineffectiveness of these sequences. As this big budget project has obviously taken a huge amount of money, I wonder why they have allowed that minor obstacle to virtually ruin a lot of the film's otherwise pristine historical accuracy.

I would have to state that this is a man's picture. You don't get the emotional depth, but you get a lot of very pretty girls (Ksenya Knyazeva is so superbly beautiful that for many viewers her presence on the screen is quite worthy of the ticket price). Then you get the very strong motive of friendship between two very different men, whose love-hate relationship carries much of the tension in the film. Most of the actors are good, even though it's not very comfortable to mouth your way through the scenes without understanding yourself. The lighting and camera-work, as well as the art direction is first class and makes the film watchable even when you don't believe what you see. Great pains have been taken to recreate the period, and the results are very good indeed. I am not sure what factors are responsible for the film not really clicking - probably a mixed bag of different undermining frivolities, such as listed above.

Worthy of a look for those interested in battle scenes and historical accuracy. To be avoided by those who look forward to either a fun epic spectacle, tantalizing love romance or deep Award winning drama.

Needless to say, this Servant of Two Masters is not based on the play by Carlo Goldoni.

Mart Sander

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