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You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife. She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination.
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Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans have long been the preferred landscapes for ultraviolence and prostitution in the Western imagination cf. An effeminate, if unimaginably powerful, tyrant seeks to take over the world. Akan — whose name is uncomfortably close to Arkan, the real-life Serbian paramilitary warlord indicted by the UN for crimes against humanity during the Bosnian wars — is a bleached and unrecognizable Danila Kozlovsky, an otherwise lovely Russian theater and film actor with several dozen films to his name. For some reason, he is an albino with telekinetic powers, but no matter; he commands inexhaustible armies of Russian fighters, brainwashed cyborg mercenaries, and the equally interchangeable bodies of writhing white-wigged sex workers who afford the usual visual distraction. The cast credits include Girl in Brothel 1 through 29; no joke.
Hold on to your seats: South African actor Sharlto Copley has just finished filming Hardcore , an R-rated, gaming-influenced, first-person shooter pitched as the cinematic equivalent of an adrenaline shot. The debut movie from Russian director Ilya Naishuller, whose Bad Motherfucker music video garnered more than 39 million views online and comparisons to Quentin Tarantino, Hardcore tells the story of a cyborg created in a Moscow lab. Fresh from filming in the Russian capital, District 9 star Copley talks to The Calvert Journal about the film and his experiences of working in Russia. That I know for sure. I think so.