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Tycoon – Oligarch

   A film by Pavel Longuine

With Vladimir Mashkov, Andrei Krasko, Maria Mironova,Sergei Oshkevich Running Time : 2H08′ N° de Visa: 104 116Theatrical release April 2003

Synopsis

Russian superstar Vladimir Mashkov is formidable in Tycoon, a savvy, fast-paced political thriller about the rise and fall of a new Russian businessman. A box-office smash in Russia, the film offers an inside view of a country in which gangsters and greedy politicians conspire to expand their fortunes and eliminate their enemies. Opening on the day when young billionaire Platon Makovski (Vladimir Mashkov) is murdered, story flashes back to Gorbachev’s Russia in the late 1980s. Five intelligent Russian students abandon their academic careers for the emergent private business sector. As the rules for private enterprise in Russia are barely in place, the young opportunists make their mark – and their millions – from an array of quasi-legal dealings. At 44, leader of the pack Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia and is ruthless in his desire to stay on top. Trouble starts when Russia’s secret servicemen and beyond decide they want a slice of the ever-growing pie…

Cast

Platon – Vladimir Mashkov Chmakov -  Andrei Krasko Maria – Maria Mironova Viktor – Sergei Oshkevich

Festivals

International Film Festival of Locarno    International Film Festival of Toronto (Canada) San Francisco Film Festival (USA) French Film Fest  Stockholm (Suède) French Film Fest  London (Angleterre) Munich Film Festival (Allemagne) Galway Film Festival (Irlande) Cervino Film Festival (Italie) Tubingen French Film Festival Cinemania Forum SottoDiCiotto (Italie)

Fiche technique

Director – Pavel Lounguine Screenwriters – Alexandre Borodianski, Pavel Lounguine, Yuli Dubov Adapted from the novel by Yuli Dubov Directors of photography – Alexey Federov, Oleg Dobronravov Music -  Leonid Diesyatnikov Sound – Alain Curvelier Editor -  Sophie Brunet. Producers – Catherine Dussart, Vladimir Grigoriev Associate producer – Galina Semtsova French Distributor  : Pyramide            International sales : FPI             Vidéo : M6 tycoon_fl2