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Vladimir Khotinenko

Makarov

Edition 1995
90' - 1993 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Russian
Director: Vladimir Khotinenko Composer: Alexandre Pantykin With: Sergey Makovetskiy, Elena Mayorova, Irina Metlitskaya
Makarov is the name of both centra! characters: the protagonist, a poet currently suffering from writer's block, and a hand pistol. "Need a Makarov?” hisses a backstreet thug to the surprised poet, who has just received payment of 10,000 rubles from his last­ published book. That happens to be the price of the new gun he buys from the black marketeer. He, too, is discomfited by crime-infested Moscow. The question is whether Russia needs more guns or poetry. The film is rich in both. “Makarov” is a tense, potent portrait of contemporary urban existence in post­revolutionary Russia.

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Credits

Director

Vladimir Khotinenko

Composer

Alexandre Pantykin

With

Sergey Makovetskiy, Elena Mayorova, Irina Metlitskaya

Scenario

Valeri Zalotukha

Director of Photography

Jevgenij Grabnev

Editor

Svetlana Tarik

Producer

Vladimir Khotinenko

More information

Dialogue

Russian

Countries of production

Russia

Year

1993

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