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Please, sir, can I have some more? (Trailer below is all in Russian, no subtitles, but it’s worth the looksey. I promise. Pretty please, click on it and take a look.)

Okay, first of all, if you know anything about me you know that I have this crazy, odd affinity for Russians and Russia in general, so I’m totally ready to pony up for a theater ticket to see Admiral Kolchak, even though I had no idea who Admiral Kolchak actually was until I Wikipedia’d him (warning, here be SPOILERS, ’cause, you know.) Sue me, a lot of my Russian history knowledge, which is woefully limited, is pretty much from 1917 onwards.

Secondly, this movie has Konstantin freakin’ Khabensky in it, so I’m double there. If I could put two of me in the movie theater, I would. Like a lot of people here in America, I had no idea who Khabensky was; actually, here in America I can’t recall the last time a real Russian film was actually hyped up over here. I learned of Khabensky through the Watch movies; Night Watch and Day Watch, which if memory serves me right, are two of the most successful movies in Russian film history. (Also, I must admit, my Russian film viewing is woefully limited as well. You’d think for someone who’s a growing Russophiliac, I’d have some idea of Russian film but…no.)

Thirdly, I dig war/action movies like whoa.

On a more shallow note, Khabensky’s really, really ridiculously good-looking (to me, personally) so I’m triple there. Shallow? Sad? Reaching a new low? Perhaps. Let’s face it; I like to look at pretty things, mmkay?

Am I there? I’m there. I’m so there.

Here in America, it’ll be released as Admiral, I believe, but the only release date that’s listed via IMDB is a November ’08 release for Russia. Come on, Russian film industry! Hook a poor girl up.

Also, I have no idea what they’re saying in the trailer nor what the words say. Cyrillic alphabet makes my head go boom.

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