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A Friend of the Deceased

Original title
Priyatel pokoynika
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
Russia Russia
Director
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Screenwriter
Andrei Kurkov
Music
Vladimir Gronsky
Cinematography
Vilen Kalyuta
Cast
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Producer
Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
Genre
Comedy. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Tolla is an unemployed translator whose wife is leaving him. Despondent and weak, he submits to the suggestion of an acquantance to have a contract placed on the man that his wife is seeing. Instead, however, he arranges for the hit to be placed on himself. Before the contract is executed, he develops a relationship with a prostitute, and then changes his mind. In order to survive he takes the obvious course of action, which turns out to have possibly been unnecessary, and then he must deal with the guilt.
Awards
1997: Nominada in European Film Awards: Best Screenplay
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