DEAD MAN'S BLUFF
Alexey Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mihalkov, Sergey Makovetskiy, Victor Sukhorukov
Sergei Dolgoshein, Sergei Selyanov
Comedy, 107 min, CTB Film Company , Russia, 2005
оriginal title ZHMURKI language Russian
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.
festivals & awards
Helsinki IFF; Warsaw IFF; Flanders IFF; Cottbus FF; Rotterdam IFF; GoEast IFF