Film

Dead Man’s Bluff

Release date: 2005

Format: Feature film

Genre: Comedy

Director: Aleksey Balabanov

Writer: Alexey Balabanov

Producer: Sergey Selyanov, Sergey Dolgoshein

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Distributor: "Nashe Kino"

Length: 105 min.

Colour: Colour

Sound: Dolby Digital

Two young mobsters get hold of a case full of heroin belonging to a local well established and respected gangster (Nikita Mikhalkov). The young neophytes try to cheat him not quite understanding how tough a man he really is. A top-flight ensemble of popular Russian actors creates a collective portrait of the Russian Mafia of 1990’s with their macho attitude, raspberry jackets, short haircuts and finger thick golden neck chains and penchant to shoot one another with reckless abandon.

Film website: zhmurki.ctb.ru

Festivals and Awards:
Helsinki IFF; Warsaw IFF; Flanders IFF; Cottbus FF; Rotterdam IFF; GoEast IFF

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Dead Man’s Bluff

Two young mobsters get hold of a case full of heroin belonging to a local well established and respected gangster (Nikita Mikhalkov). The young neophytes try to cheat him not quite understanding how tough a man he really is. A top-flight ensemble of popular Russian actors creates a collective portrait of the Russian Mafia of 1990’s with their macho attitude, raspberry jackets, short haircuts and finger thick golden neck chains and penchant to shoot one another with reckless abandon.

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