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Oleg Menshikov

Born: November 8, 1960

 Oleg Evgenyevich Menshikov (born 8 November 1960) is a Soviet and Russian entertainer. He is a film and theatre actor, singer and director. He started his film career in the early 1980s playing in the comedy Pokrovskie vorota and in Nikita Mikhalkov s Rodnya. 
In 1993, Menshikov collaborated again with Mikhalkov in their most famous film, Burnt by the Sun. Portraying a manipulative and suicidal NKVD agent during Stalin s Great Purge, Menshikov s performance brought him to the attention of a wide international audience. The film won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 
Menshikov appeared in Régis Wargnier s 1999 film, East-West with Sandrine Bonnaire and Catherine Deneuve. Menshikov played the hero of Mikhalkov s 1998 The Barber of Siberia, with Julia Ormond playing his mistress. 
He appeared as Erast Fandorin in the 2005 film The Councillor of State. He filled the role of Ostap Bender in the 2006 Russian mini-series based on The Little Golden Calf.

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Poster of Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel

Burnt by the Sun 2: Citadel (2011)

| 158 Min

The final part of Mikhalkov's trilogy about Divisional Commander Kotov finds him returning home during World War II having been betrayed, narrowly escaped execution for treason and nearly reduced to dust in a prison camp. Only to discover that everything has changed and he will have to fight again for his name, for his honor, and for his love.

40 2011 158
Poster of Utomlyonnye solntsem 2: Predstoyanie

Utomlyonnye solntsem 2: Predstoyanie (2010)

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| 180 Min

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people’s affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly.

41 2010 180
Poster of Est - Ouest

Est - Ouest (1999)

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| 125 Min

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. Its a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step.

75 1999 125
Poster of The Barber of Siberia

The Barber of Siberia (1998)

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| 180 Min

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant. On her travels, she meets two men who would change her life forever: a handsome young cadet Andrej Tolstoy with whom she shares a fondness for opera, and the powerful General Radlov who is entranced by her beauty and wants to marry her.

79 1998 180
Poster of Prisoner of the Mountains

Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

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War |
| 99 Min

Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sacha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the grandly forbidding Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal reveals the human soul of two vastly different cultures.

77 1996 99
Poster of Utomlyonnye solntsem

Utomlyonnye solntsem (1994)

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Russia |
| 135 Min

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isnt fooled: this is the time of Stalins repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isnt paying a social call...

80 1994 135

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