The Guard (1990 film)

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The Guard
Directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Written by Ivan Loshchilin
Starring Aleksey Buldakov
CinematographyValeri Martynov
Edited byTamara Denisova
Production
company
Release date
  • February 1990 (1990-02)
Running time
96 minutes
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageRussian

The Guard (Russian : Караул, translit.  Karaul) is a 1990 Soviet drama film directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin. It was entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Alfred Bauer Prize. [1] The film is shot entirely in sepia.

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Plot

The film is based on the real story of a Soviet Internal Troops soldier who killed his entire unit (the karaul) as a result of Dedovschina. The plot unfolds mostly on board of the prisoner transport rail car guarded by a unit of paramilitary conscripts.

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Prisoner transport is the transportation of prisoners by law enforcement agencies or contractors.

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Cast

Aleksey Buldakov Russian actor

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References

  1. "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 19 March 2011.