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Time Time104 mins
LanguageRussian
The Game
Игра

Veteran director Dmitry Astrakhan weaves a tale of deception and intrigue in this smooth genre piece. Popular television star Viktor Vasilyev makes the move to the big screen, exchanging his usual comic chops for dramatic heft in the lead role as Yury Platonov. A millionaire publisher with a devoted family and a beautiful mistress, Yury appears to have it all – until a disturbing revelation that all is not as it seems sends him down a rabbit hole in search of the truth. Working with longtime collaborator Oleg Danilov, Astrakhan draws on the likes of David Fincher’s The Game and Peter Weir’s Truman Show, adding his own unmistakably Russian take on proceedings.

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ASHLEY UPSHALL
ASHLEY UPSHALL
Quite disturbing
Well, existentialism galore ! It asked some disturbing questions. Very enjoyable and a little unsettling.
Awards and Festivals
2018
Award Laurel
Screened
New Russian Cinema Programme
Moscow International Film Festival
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