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The Edge (2010 film)

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Director  Alexei Uchitel
Music director  David Holmes
Language  Russian
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Drama, History
Screenplay  Aleksandr Gonorovsky
Country  Russia
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Release date  23 September 2010 (2010-09-23)
Writer  Aleksandr Gonorovskiy (story), Aleksandr Gonorovskiy
Initial release  September 23, 2010 (Kazakhstan)
Cast  Vladas Bagdonas (Butkus), Aleksandr Bashirov (Zilkin), Semyon Belotserkovskiy, Vladimir Mashkov (Ignat), Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Yulia Peresild (Sofia)
Similar movies  Vladimir Mashkov movies, Movies about Russia, Dramas

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The Edge (Russian: Край, translit. Kray) is a 2010 Russian drama film directed by Alexei Uchitel. The film was nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was also selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards but it didn't make the final shortlist.


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Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all U.S. rights to The Edge which was negotiated with Sergei Bespalov, president of Sunrise Films.

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At the end of WW2 thousands of former Russian P.O.W.s, repatriated from Germany, were sent to Siberia by Stalin, to be ‘re-educated.’ The Edge is set in one such labour camp, on the edge of a dense forest. Despite being a war hero, Ignat, a disgraced train engineer, is sent to the camp as punishment for destroying the fastest train in the Soviet Union during a reckless race. Upon arrival at the camp, Ignat quickly establishes a reputation for devotion to the labor camps one railroad engine. The railroad line goes no further west than the camp because a bridge was washed out just before the start of the war. On a hunch, Ignat follows the line west, swims the river at the washed out bridge, and continues down the railroad line. He soon discovers an abandoned railroad steam engine trapped on the wrong side when the bridge washed out. Living inside the cab is a German young woman, Elsa, surviving by hunting and gathering. Ignat and the woman start out fighting each other and are unable to communicate due to the language barrier. Eventually they start to work together, both in repairing the steam engine to run, and effecting makeshift repairs to the washed out bridge. They arrive back in camp with the awful looking steam engine and continue to work together on repairs.

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Elsa and Ignat become isolated from camp people. Ignat for his devotion to his newly found railroad engine, and the German woman simply by hatred for Germans from the war. Camp members summon the distant political commissar, who arrives by special train. The commissar is brutal, shooting and killing a Russian woman accused wrongfully of sleeping with the Germans. He locks up Elsa in a boxcar attached to his train and departs the camp. When Ignat learns Elsa has been taken away, he chases down the commissar on the train engine found in the woods, running on parallel tracks. Further back, the camps main train engine, carrying many of the camp members, is also chasing down the commissar's train, angry over the brutality they witnessed. Ignat's train is faster, he manages to get ahead of the commissar's train in a winter race through the woods. He stops the Commissar by cutting him off at a rail junction, and knocks him out. Later the arriving train with much of the camp personnel find the commissar and send him packing down the rail line on a bicycle. We see Ignat and Elsa making their escape on a pump type railroad hand car, to a new life elsewhere in the Soviet Union.


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  • Vladimir Mashkov as Ignat
  • Anjorka Strechel as Elsa
  • Yulia Peresild as Sofia
  • Sergey Garmash as Fishman
  • Aleksei Gorbunov as Kolyvanov
  • Vyacheslav Krikunov as Stepan
  • Aleksandr Bashirov as Zhilkin
  • Evgeniy Tkachuk as Borka
  • Vladas Bagdonas as Butkus
  • Anna Ukolova as Matilda
  • Ruben Karapetyan as Sarkisyan

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