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The Best Movie (2008)

Samyy luchshiy film (original title)
Vadik Volnov dies on his own wedding of cannabis overdose and has to prove to God that he is worthy to enter Heaven. During his conversation with God's secretary, Vadik recalls numerous memorable moments of his earthly existence.


Kirill Kuzin


Artak Gasparyan, Igor Kharlamov (as Garik Kharlamov) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Igor Kharlamov ... Vadik / Vadik's Dad / Viktoriya Vladimirovna (as Garik Kharlamov)
Mikhail Galustyan ... Half Kilo
Armen Dzhigarkhanyan ... God's Secretary
Elena Velikanova ... Nastya
Iosif Buyanovski Iosif Buyanovski ... Lyalya
Pavel Volya ... Tima Milan
Valeriy Barinov ... Banker
Dmitriy Nagiev ... Praporshchik
Anastasiya Kalmanovich Anastasiya Kalmanovich ... Secretary at the Reception Desk of God's Secretary (as Anastasiya Fon-Kolmanovich)
Pavel Kozmopulos Pavel Kozmopulos ... Killer
Sergey Kholmogorov Sergey Kholmogorov ... Killer
Seva Pichugin Seva Pichugin ... Vadik, 8 Years Old (as Vsevolod Pichugin)
Anna Nosatova ... Nastya's Friend
Karolina Kabakuala Karolina Kabakuala ... Nastya's Mom
Vladimir Turchinskiy Vladimir Turchinskiy ... Gun Seller


Vadik Volnov dies on his own wedding of cannabis overdose and has to prove to God that he is worthy to enter Heaven. During his conversation with God's secretary, Vadik recalls numerous memorable moments of his earthly existence, such as getting drunk on cognac on his 8th birthday, service in the Soviet Army in Afghanistan, bandit showdowns in crime-ridden 1990s Russia, and, finally, meeting the love of his life.

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wedding | death | god | life | alcohol | See All (8) »



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Release Date:

24 January 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia


Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Karoprokat, Telekanal TNT See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Cute Velikanova and funny Kharlamov!
28 September 2016 | by antkaravaySee all my reviews

That's very interesting film. Cheerful, with an unusual story. There is a lot of obscene jokes, but it's OK, it must be funny! I like stand up comic Kharlamov. And like actress Elena Velikanova. Really pretty and talented girl. The actress plays mostly dramatic films and melodramas. Her participation in this comedy reveals a new way of her dowry. It helped the audience see new sides of the multifaceted actor's personality! Velikanova also skillfully plays comical role, as before, she played characters brimming of tragedy and psychological insight. Now Velikanova and Kharlamov look extremely plausibly and funny in love scene. Well done!

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