SKU 6094

THE CHEKIST (1992) * with switchable English subtitles *

Aleksandr Rogozhkin Writers: Jacques Baynac, André Milbet; Igor Sergeev ... Andrey Srubov Aleksey Poluyan Aleksey Poluyan ... Pepel Mikhail Vasserbaum Mikhail Vasserbaum ... Isaac Katz Sergei Isavnin Sergei Isavnin ... Khudonogov Vasiliy Domrachyov Vasiliy Domrachyov ... Solomin Aleksandr Medvedev Aleksandr Medvedev ... Mudynya Aleksandr Kharashkevich Aleksandr Kharashkevich ... Boje Igor Golovin Igor Golovin ... The Commandant Nina Usatova Nina Usatova ... The Sweeper Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Viktor Khozyainov Viktor Khozyainov ... (as V. Khozyajnov) Ivan Shvedoff Ivan Shvedoff Sergey Zamorev Sergey Zamorev ... Doctor Tatyana Zhuravlyova Tatyana Zhuravlyova

Srubov is a part of CHEKA, the secret police Lenin established after the Bolshevik Revolution. They arrest, interview for a minute, try in ten seconds, and execute intellectuals, aristocrats, Jews, clergy, and their families. In a basement, five people at a time are shot as they stand naked facing wooden doors. No one is there to remember their last words; no martyrs, just anonymous bodies. Daily, the kangaroo court, the executions, the loading of bodies onto wagons. Srubov is cold, distant, sexually dysfunctional, and a deep thinker, hated by former friends and his family. As he tries to reason the nature of revolution and the purpose of CHEKA, he slowly goes mad.

DVD-R is in Russian with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 85 min. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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