Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Alexander Rogozhkin: Chekist - Чекист (1992)

Security officer (1992)

Directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin.
Starring Igor Sergeev, Aleksei Poluyan, Mikhail Vasserbaum

Rogozhkin's film The Chekist was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.



The Chekist is a 1992 Russian drama film directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. The film is currently not in distribution.

Alexander Harashkevich
Alexander Harashkevich

Piers Handling, director of the Toronto International Film Festival, said of the film: "Rogozhkin eventually penetrates into the psychotic mind of the Chekist with a moment of sublime insight, reminiscent of Bertolucci's equally disturbing portrait of the fascist killer in The Conformist. The Chekist is an overwhelming cry in the face of such madness.

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