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Sitsilianskaya zashchita (1981)

Such dodgy combination with antique chandelier could come up only chess-player.


Igor Usov


Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolay Volkov ... Viktor Ivanovich Streltsov (Lieutenant colonel)
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Evgeniy Borisovich Volkov (Museum employee)
Nadezhda Pavlova Nadezhda Pavlova ... Zina Lebedeva
Aleksandr Samoylov ... Andrey Nikolaevich Panov (Lieutenant)
Tatyana Kanaeva ... Galya Panova (Traffic police employee)
Vladlen Davydov ... Andrey Nikolaevich Pankratov (General of the Militia)
Artyom Inozemtsev ... Vyacheslav Vitalievich Stupin
Yuriy Bashkov ... Vladimir Filippovich Ryazanov (Militiaman)
Aleksandr Pashutin ... Zvyagintsev
Valeri Kuzin Valeri Kuzin ... Yuriy Sergeevich Krasikov (Colonel)
Tatyana Ivanova ... Lyudmila Vasilievna Snegina (Expert)
Irina Gubanova ... Yanina Stanislavovna Gronskaya (Museum expert)
Valentin Nikulin ... Michail Alekseevich Lebedev
Lyudmila Shagalova ... Anna Lebedeva
Pavel Kadochnikov ... Andrian Konstantinovich (Museum director)
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Such dodgy combination with antique chandelier could come up only chess-player.

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At the beginning of the movie the main character Volkov, played by Abdulov, calls some phone number 264-93-31. In Moscow that phone number belongs to his former wife Irina Alferova. See more »

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Typical for its time.
11 September 2012 | by ZlomovSee all my reviews

Pretty famous Soviet actors worked in this 1980 movie. As usual we can see the effectiveness of state forces in intellectual standoff against criminal minds.

In the van, "Pastry" by police officers discovered a unique chandelier XVIII century, which criminals had intended to transport abroad. Until the outcome of the plot the main culprit remains unknown. However, it is clear tactics based on the reception "Sicilian defense" - defense by attacking ...

Sometimes there's a too intellectual fight and no physical. Only one chase (in the beginning) than lots of talks, murder, and talks again... I wouldn't say that real work of investigators remind endless action, but too many talks make a movie boring.

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