The Guard (1990 film)

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The Guard
Directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Written by Ivan Loshchilin
Starring Aleksey Buldakov
Cinematography Valeri Martynov
Edited by Tamara Denisova
Release dates
  • February 1990 (1990-02)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

The Guard (Russian: Караул, translit. Karaul) is a 1990 Soviet drama film directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin. It was entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Alfred Bauer Prize.[1] The film is shot entirely in sepia.


The film is based on the real story of a Soviet Internal Troops soldier who killed his entire unit (the karaul) as a result of Dedovschina. The plot unfolds mostly on board of the prisoner transport rail car guarded by a unit of paramilitary conscripts.



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1990 Prize Winners". Retrieved 19 March 2011. 

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