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A stylish, slick crime drama based on the life of notorious billionaire Boris Berezovsky, TYCOON follows the life of Plato Makovski ,a renegade Russian entrepeneur whose seductive and brutal climb to the top in the post-Soviet era flourishes as the line between business, crime and politics breaks down.
Opening with Platos assassination by car bomb, An investigation Judge of his life through flashbacks involving a vivid array of gangsters, mistresses, childhood friends, idealistic intellectuals, and trigger-happy veterans, offers an inside view of a country in which gangsters and greedy politicians conspire to rub out their enemies.
Building a media empire, Plato uses his genius to become a monster, unhesitatingly sacrificing his ideals and his closest friends until he topples.
Compared by critics to SCARFACE and THE GODFATHER SAGA, TYCOON is an epic tale of a visionary and scoundrel, and, in the end, a bridge between the old Russia and the new.
Not quite what I would describe as a "Russian version of the Godfather", but if you know a little basic Russian history and are aware of the story of Boris Berezovsky, then this... Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by Graham Holdaway
A wonderful movie, very good actors, delivering an interesting picture of ex-USSR and the evolution of friendship
While western movies usualy show educated youngsters... Read more
An excellent, informative and fascinating movie. It is spellbinding and tragic. Although it gets to a slow start, it picks up speed and never stops for breath. Read morePublished on February 19, 2005 by Patrick
If you come accross this movie, go ahead and watch it. I didn't find the story fantastic at all. This is what happens in third world countries. Read morePublished on January 21, 2005 by Mariano Apuya Jr
This is Russia today.
Now I can understand the daily news happenings.
Farenheight 911 is to USA as Tycoon is to Russia. Read more
This movie was excellent, it trully captures the reality of how Russia operates. Nothing in this movie has been exaggerated at all.Published on June 26, 2004