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Blind Man's Bluff (2005)

Zhmurki (original title)
This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".

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Aleksey Balabanov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Panin ... Sergey
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ... Simon
Nikita Mikhalkov ... Sergey Mikhaylovich
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Koron
Anatoliy Zhuravlyov Anatoliy Zhuravlyov ... Bala
Grigoriy Siyatvinda ... Eggplant
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Stepan
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Doctor
Garik Sukachyov ... Brain
Andrey Panin ... Architect
Kirill Pirogov ... Executioner
Yuriy Stepanov Yuriy Stepanov ... Boar
Renata Litvinova ... Waitress, Secretary
Zhanna Bolotova ... Teacher
Tatyana Dogileva ... Secretary
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Storyline

Blindfolds - an old Russian game: leading, blindfolded, catches the rest of the players. Nizhny Novgorod. Two small bandits Serega and Simon worked for a big criminal Sergei Mikhailovich. But this time they failed the mission: he ordered to bring a chemist who claimed that he made a new portion of white powder, and Serega and Simon staged a real carnage in the laboratory, leaving there dead bodies - a chemist and a couple of his guards. Sergei Mikhailovich was very angry, but limited himself to oral suggestion, after which he gave the guys another assignment: to go to the law firm and exchange a suitcase with money for a suitcase with heroin. But even here Serega and Simon were unlucky: the exchange took place, only at the exit from the office they were met by Koron, Bala and Eggplant - three bandits hired by the senior police lieutenant Stepan, a "werewolf in uniform", dreaming to throw Sergei Mikhailovich on big dough. Written by Oskarzhan

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Taglines:

For those who survived the 90s

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

2 June 2005 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Man's Bluff See more »

Filming Locations:

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,180,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CTB Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early version of the script contains 18 dead bodies. See more »

Goofs

The many continuity lapses and other apparent technical errors are a matter of deliberate stylistic choice in this pastiche of 1990s Russian-Mafia movies. See more »

Quotes

[music is playing too loud, so the Neighbour starts banging on the door. Simon opens the door]
Neighbour: Listen to me, you asshole, if you don't turn off you damn music, I'll kill you myself!
[Simon pulls out a gun]
Neighbour: Hey, look, man, chill! Don't do it!
[Simon pushes the Neighbour into a small store-room and shoots him four times. A moment later Sergei watches him returning]
Sergei: Who was that at the door?
Simon: Ah, nobody.
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Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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One of the best "new Russian's" movies ! Funny and ably !
6 January 2007 | by pussyeaterSee all my reviews

I really love this film. Actually i'm Russian so i see a lot of new Russian movies - and most of them are not very good (softly to say). But this film was like a blast for me ! It's one of my favorites - and here are some reasons. At first it's really funny - but it's special kind of humor - for people who lived in Perestroyka's time. At second almost all actors play as good as it possible - Dyuzhev,Panin,Mikhalkov,Serebryakov and other - it's best Russian actors from old and new Russian acter's school ! I can speak long time about this film - my offer - better watch it - you will love it if you like good Russian films :)


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