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Russian Roulette - Moscow 95 (Russisch Roulett - Moskau 95)

Russian Roulette - Moscow 95

The Russian mafia kills four businessmen. Their widows join forces and take revenge with the help of a call girl, who in reality is a urologist, by having the penises of the mafia bosses surgically removed. The widows demand a public and written confession of their crimes and the vow that they will never follow a life of crime again. If this is done, they would be prepared to return the penises tothe mafiosi. What is actually a very serious subject about the Russian mafia is cleverly transformed into a black comedy without playing down the danger of this organisation. There is a real sensation about the action of these widows who think they are capable of doing something that the CID hardly dares think about - of destroying the mafia.

Menahem Golan was born in 1929 in Israel and studied at London's Old Vic School in the 1950s. In 1960, he went to New York to study Film and subsequently worked for Roger Corman on The Young Racers. A career over four decades has seen him produce such OSCAR-nominated films as Sallah, I Love Rosa, The House on Chlouch Street and Operation Thunderbolt as well as directing such varying films as The Magician of Lublin (1979), The Delta Force (1986), Over the Top (1987), Hanna's War (1988), and Crime and Punishment (1994), Russian Roulette - Moscow 1995 (1995), Superbrain - The Bank Robbery of the Century and Luise and the Jackpot.
Category Feature
Director Menahem Golan
Screenplay Andrej Samsonow, Vera Samsonowa
Cinematography Yuri Maruhin
Veta Koliadenko
Arie Volinez, Seffi Efrony
Cast Oliver Reed, Barbara Carrere, Jean-Michael Vincent, Zachi Noy, Frank Singer, Masha Shukshina
Producer Artur Brauner
Production Company CCC-Filmkunst, in co-production with Belarus Film Studios/Minsk
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version

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