The Chekist
The Chekist is a 1992 Russian
Cinema of Russia
The cinema of Russia began in the Russian Empire, widely developed under the Soviet and in the years following the fall of the Soviet system, the Russian film industry would remain internationally recognised...

 drama film
Drama film
A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, class divisions, violence against women...

 directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Aleksandr Rogozhkin
-Selected filmography:In 1990, he directed Karaul, which won the Alfred-Bauer Prize at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.Rogozhkin's film The Chekist was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival....

. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard
Un Certain Regard is a section of the Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection. It is run at the Salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palme d'Or.This section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob...

 section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
1992 Cannes Film Festival
- Jury :*Gérard Depardieu *John Boorman *Carlo Di Palma *Jamie Lee Curtis *Joële Van Effenterre *Lester James Peries *Nana Djordjadze *Pedro Almodóvar *René Cleitman...

. The film is currently not in distribution.

Piers Handling, director of the Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto International Film Festival is a publicly-attended film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 2010, 339 films from 59 countries were screened at 32 screens in downtown Toronto venues...

, 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 Conformist (film)
The Conformist is a 1970 political drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay was written by Bertolucci based on the 1951 novel The Conformist by Alberto Moravia. The film features Jean-Louis Trintignant and Stefania Sandrelli, among others...

. The Chekist is an overwhelming cry in the face of such madness."


  • Igor Sergeyev - Andrey Srubov
  • Aleksei Poluyan - Pepel
  • Mikhail Vasserbaum - Isaac Katz
  • Sergei Isavnin - Khudonogov
  • Vasili Domrachyov - Solomin
  • Aleksandr Medvedev - Mudynya
  • Aleksandr Kharashkevich - Boje
  • Igor Golovin - The Commandant
  • Nina Usatova - The Sweeper
  • Viktor Khozyainov - (as V. Khozyajnov)
  • Ivan Shvedoff
  • Tatjana Zhuravleva

External links

  • Чекист (on Youtube
    YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos....

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