Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment (1999)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 23

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AKA: Voroshilovskiy Strelok; Voroshilov’s Shooter
Directed by: Stanislav Govorukhin
Starring: Mikhail Ulyanov (Fyodorovich), Anna Sinyakina (Katya), Ilya Drevnov (Vadim), Alexei Makarov (Boris), Marat Basharov (Igor), Irina Rozanova (Mother), Vladislav Galkin (Policeman)
Country: Russia, Effed Up Russian/Soviet Cinema
Language: Russian (English Subs)
Runtime: 01:34:37
Genres: Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Revenge, Family

Plot – Spoilers:
Katya lives with her grandfather Fyodorovich in a small suburban Russian town. She’s friendly and sweet to everyone and mostly a naive, happy girl – some would therefore portend, shit has to be round the corner.

And it’s right there, within her housing project, where Vadim, who went to school with Katya, lives with a couple of his loud friends. Wednesdays are fuckdays for them and when they see Katya walking by, they decide she could be a worthy replacement for the usual hookers they pick up. They end up raping her when she’s unwilling, and Katya and her grandfather are further insulted and shamed by powers that are accustomed to enforcing obedience and silence.

But Fyodorovich, a veteran sharpshooter, is still a good shot…

Despite its Charles Bronson-type poster, The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment is a fairly sensitive and nuanced example from the rape-and-revenge genre, with haunting music and laudable performances.

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fred fat
fred fat
October 23, 2021 10:32 pm

puts to shame films like i spit on your grave

notlurking
notlurking
October 24, 2021 2:06 am

Not the typical revenge flick…well done…

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
October 24, 2021 4:40 am

That was pretty good. Very rich with the Russian lifestyle. I like watching cultures from different places. EUM has nice diversity of people and countries. Thanks again for the educational experience.

Yeux
Yeux
October 24, 2021 9:05 am

Loved this movie. I think it was amazing. Real justice doesn’t exist for most people, and only the few that has money get their justice. People always try hard to be ”pacifists” and dirty ”hippies”. When something bad happens, they just say things like ”move on”, ”let it be”, ”forget about it” and etc. And that’s something, that i personally believe, only weak people do and say. Trash/bad people cannot just get away with everything they do. There has to be consequences for their actions. There has to be a punishment. And if the ”justice” system fails, then one have… Read more »

OJ not simpson
OJ not simpson
October 24, 2021 10:13 am

Thx alot for uploading Russian language movie. Please do it more often.

Leylo
Leylo
October 24, 2021 7:18 pm

Pretty good, did not expect this since I am not very familiar with Russian movies, but I really enjoyed it.
How they love Americans lol

bies
bies
October 26, 2021 11:50 am

Many thanks, Admin, for posting this great movie. Although not as great as Alexei Balabanov’s Cargo 200. I am sure many of us would enjoy seeing more of Balabanov: Brother, Dead Man’s Bluff, The Stoker, and Me too, seem highly appropriate.

bies
bies
October 27, 2021 6:02 pm

Dear Admin, just a thought. My impression is that many of your viewers live in the US and Australia. I really do not know, but it may be that these viewers do not get to see many Russian movies, which would be a bit of a shame. Now, if ‘effed up’ only means violence and blood, forget about it. But if not, how about Trial on the Road and Hard to Be a God by Aleksei German (the first film having always been forbidden in the Soviet Union), or Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev, which is considered by many as one… Read more »

VEIB28
VEIB28
Reply to  bies
October 29, 2021 7:16 pm

Another Russian here, I am seconding this guy, the movies listed seem to fit under the site’s theme. They are not necessarily gorey, but they are all pretty fucked up, and deserve to be on a site like this. Especially considering that, for a lof of foreign viewers, this website is one of the only opportunities to actually get to see bits of Russian cinema.

Joe126
Joe126
November 2, 2021 10:20 pm

That was a good one. Pops had the sort of role that might have suited Clint Eastwood.

Shit
Shit
November 18, 2021 10:14 am

I really enjoyed this movie thanks dudes.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
November 21, 2021 11:20 am

This was pretty good. Disappointed that he never got the investigator or the police chief but I really like how he got justice with the rapist creeps. 3 out of 5.

Amina
Amina
November 23, 2021 2:58 am

Thanks EUM! Nice one! Loved it. Great acting by all, especially Anna. Her acting following the rape made my eyes tear up

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