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"Russian Game" "continuous" work of Paul Chukhrai

September 28 2007

Recently, renowned Russian filmmakers, and not too began to shoot their pictures on the works of the classics: Yuri Moroz finished filming "The Brothers Karamazov, Valeri Todorovski has already shown" The Master and Margarita ", removed" Anna Karenina "by Tolstoy, Paul Lungin filmed Gogol - TV series The Case of the Dead Souls ", where used the most famous works of Gogol (actually" Dead Souls "," Inspector General "," Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka "and" Petersburg Stories). Paul wins and recently completed, also by Gogol, Russian game. "

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But Paul wins and, as he puts it, "so insolent, that he decided to finish Gogol. "The play Gogol was not finished. And then still it vaudeville. Maybe I'll have to throw stones and say I was insolent and adds a classic. But I decided on this ", - told the AP in an interview Chukhrai radio station Mayak.

Admirers of Nikolai Gogol might have already guessed, that was based on the play "The Gambler". Luchino Forza (Giuliano DiKapua) - Italian Card cardsharp aerobatics, he owes much to one very influential to the lender. One night, when Luchino Forza luxuriating in the arms of prostitutes, for him, this is the lender breaks and forced to sign a mortgage on all that he has. If within a certain time he will collect all the debt amount, in Italy he will be imprisoned. Forza goes to a rich and generous Mother Russia to win money, get out of debt, thus saving themselves and their property. All about everything in his month.

By that time, when fate brings him to a company of cheerful Russian gamblers Shvohneva, Kugel and comforting (Sergei Garmash, Sergei Makovetsky, Andrew Merzlikin), he has earned with marked cards 80000. They recognize each other as "masters of their business and agree to work together. Who will cheat, you can learn by reading the play, or by visiting the cinema. In rolling out the picture on October 4.

As stated by Paul himself Chukhrai, this painting he created for the cinema and not for TV, although, he hopes that eventually the film will be shown on television. The film is certainly well-filmed and the actors involved well-known there. These advantages, perhaps, limited. Sam wins and calls his work "qualifying" is not claiming to be a serious place in cinema history. Critics of solidarity with the director. They point to the absence in the film Gogol depths of tragedy and comprehension of the magic cards.

Tatiana Trushkova


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