A charismatic, ruthless entrepreneur plunders the post-perestroika, post-Soviet economy and builds an illicit personal empire in this GODFATHER-like crime epic. The film starts with the assassination-by-rocket of billionaire Platon Makovski (Russian star Vladimir Mashkov) — a Russian-made rocket, one rival notes, grimly pleased that his country can still do something
right. Dogged veteran cop Chmakov (Andrei Krasko), widely dismissed as a provincial plodder, is determined to ferret out the guilty parties even as an obvious cover-up kicks into gear. The film then flashes back and forth between the days following Platon's death and the 15 turbulent years during ...