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Captain Volkonogov Escaped

2021 2h 0m Drama Mystery & Thriller History List
100% Tomatometer 12 Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Captain Fyodor Volkonogov, a well-respected and obedient USSR law enforcer, witnesses his peers being suspiciously questioned. Sensing his turn is approaching, he escapes and is soon on the run, hunted by his former colleagues. Vulnerable and hopeless, Fyodor comes to realize what he had been part of. Suddenly he gets a message from hell: after death he will be sentenced to eternal torments. The only way to avoid it is to repent and to find at least one person who will give him forgiveness. But time is running out and the manhunt is closing in on him... Read More Read Less

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Leslie Felperin Hollywood Reporter Flecks of jet-black humor add a wicked sparkle to an essentially tragic narrative. Sep 16, 2021 Full Review Jessica Kiang Variety A renegade Soviet agent races through Leningrad on a quest for redemption in a stylish thriller fueled by Stalin-era moral corruption. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Carlos Aguilar The Playlist A riveting and ferocious pilgrimage that culminates on a savagely spiritual note. Rated: A Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Filipe Freitas Always Good Movies The film is overwhelmingly painful; an original moral tale that, in the guise of a survival thriller, seeks for a trace of humanity. This is grim yet powerful cinema. Rated: 4/5 Sep 15, 2023 Full Review Cody Dericks Next Best Picture "Captain Volkonogov Escaped" is a moving, propulsive journey towards an attainable moral victory. Rated: 8/10 Jul 11, 2022 Full Review Deborah Young The Film Verdict A grotesque comedy set in the 1930s that gives full vent to the Russian lust for metaphor, mysticism and visual expressionism. (...) A coherent stylistic choice that pays off handsomely in the final moments. Oct 15, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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S P Starts slow but blossoms in a beautifully terrifying film on the horrors of the communist system and one man's search for peace. It goes as a fairy tale with each protagonist encountered reacting a certain way, and gives us a glimpse of the mental prison that they lived through. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/28/23 Full Review Kemal A Kudos to the directors Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov for crafting such a captivating and distinctive Russian drama. The scenario is authentic and compelling with a unique obscure flavor. The essence reminds me the guilt of Raskolnikov. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Captain Fyodor Volkonogov, a well-respected and obedient USSR law enforcer, witnesses his peers being suspiciously questioned. Sensing his turn is approaching, he escapes and is soon on the run, hunted by his former colleagues. Vulnerable and hopeless, Fyodor comes to realize what he had been part of. Suddenly he gets a message from hell: after death he will be sentenced to eternal torments. The only way to avoid it is to repent and to find at least one person who will give him forgiveness. But time is running out and the manhunt is closing in on him...
Director
Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova
Producer
Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Alexander Plotnikov
Screenwriter
Natasha Merkulova
Production Co
KinoVista, Place of Power, Homeless Bob Production, Look Films
Genre
Drama, Mystery & Thriller, History
Original Language
Russian
Runtime
2h 0m