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Black Lightning (2009)

Chernaya Molniya (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 31 December 2009 (Russia)
A Moscow college student's gift car from his parents turns out to be more than anyone expects when it flies, which he uses to become both a city guardian and a speedy floral delivery boy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Dima
Ekaterina Vilkova ... Nastya
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ... Kuptsov
Valeriy Zolotukhin ... Perepelkin
Yekaterina Vasilyeva ... Romantseva
Juozas Budraitis ... Elizarov (as Yuozas Budraytis)
Ivan Zhidkov Ivan Zhidkov ... Maks
Sergey Garmash ... Otets Dimy
Ekaterina Starshova ... Tanka (as Katya Starshova)
Mikhail Efremov ... Alkogolik
Dato Bakhtadze Dato Bakhtadze ... Bakhram
Igor Savochkin ... Boris
Sergey Legostaev Sergey Legostaev ... Gena - okhrannik
Elena Valyushkina Elena Valyushkina ... Mat Dimy
Vitaliy Alshanskiy Vitaliy Alshanskiy ... Vasya
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Storyline

Moscow, 2004, and wealthy entrepreneur Kuptsov drills deep beneath the city, trying to reach a huge diamond vein. Aware that his ruthless drilling will destroy the city and its denizens, it's a result he's willing to accept for untold additional wealth. Fortunately, his equipment lacks enough power. He needs the Nano-catalyst (developed years ago) to fuel his machinery, but its current whereabouts is unknown. Meanwhile, in another part of the city, college boy Dima dreams of owning a car and dating gorgeous co-ed Nastya. His wealthy friend Max has a Mercedes Benz and is flirting with Nastya, which frustrates Dima. On his birthday, Dima finally gets a car (from his parents) - a grungy, antiquated Volga of which he is privately ashamed; but, unbeknownst to anyone, the car - the recipient of "failed" Nano-catalysis - is capable of much more, and turns Dima into an unidentified crusader of justice known as Black Lightning. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare for the thrill ride of your life!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

31 December 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,984,902
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Production Co:

Bazelevs Production See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Russian Superhero film ever made. See more »

Quotes

Romantseva: It all started with a crystal found in a soil sample from the moon. It turned out that the crystal was capable of altering the chemical composition of substances. We created a device that increased the energy of fuel a million-fold. We called it the nanocatalyst.
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Connections

Referenced in Hren' 2.0: Nastolnaya Chyornaya molniya. (2011) See more »

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I LOVED it!!!
14 April 2011 | by kkarpenkoSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie! I'm Russian and speak Russian but was not born there, nor have I ever visited. It was an amazing experience for me to see modern Moscow rather than seeing it solely in old Russian classics. The main actors acted VERY well and were VERY good-looking. Some might argue that the plot is a copy of other superhero movies, BUT: every story will always be similar to another. What matters most is the execution. I loved the morals (gently incorporated into the plot) and the action was great. The person-to-person dialogue was very natural and often put a smile on my face. I hate gory movies so this was perfect for me. Definitely go watch it, it's a MUST see!

By the way, I'm giving it a 9/10 instead of 10/10 due to some scientific inaccuracies.


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