Mim Bim

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Type: film
Genre: detective story
Year of production: 2007
Duration: 90 minutes
Directed by: Ivan Voytyuk
Written by: Oleg Prikhod'ko
Production designer: Viktor Buchkovskiy
Director of photography: Vitaliy Zaporozhchenko
Music by: Roman Begey
Producers: , Vlad Ryashin
Premiere: 06/02/2010 (Russia), 22/04/2009 (Ukraine)
Cast: Il'ya Shakunov, Dmitriy Bozin, Elena Borokh
Bim, a talented young actor experiences a run of bad luck when he loses his job in the theatre and his wife leaves him taking their 8-year old daughter with her. Bim is forced to earn money on the streets as a mime artist mimicking passers-by and one day, he is approached by a strange man who offers him a million dollars if he can take on the appearance and character of a missing person and find out his whereabouts.

Bim naturally accepts the offer but events take a sinister turn, when he discovers that the missing person, Victor, and the mysterious benefactor are one and the same. Some years ago, Victor robbed a bank, stealing $50 million and then betrayed his fellow criminals so he could keep all the money for himself. He has been on the run ever since, changing his appearance a number of times and even staging his own death but to no avail. He was hoping to use Bim as bait, however, fortunately, at this point, Bim's luck changes and after Victor's plan fails, lucky Bim is left with $50 million!