History Film / TheNeedle

23rd May '17 9:11:55 AM Arashi110
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** Funny: when you watch the film itself, you notice that his gloves actually ''have'' fingers. But after you will always remember them as fingerless.
8th May '17 8:10:29 PM AndreyKva
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Spartak]] in ''Remix'', where he [[spoiler: ''gets his head chopped off by a woman he held captive for years as a breeding mate in case of a nuclear holocaust'']]. It's pretty clear why this is one of the more controversial additions of ''Remix''.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Spartak]] in ''Remix'', where he [[spoiler: ''gets his head chopped off by a woman he held captive in a bomb shelter bunker for years as a breeding mate in case of a nuclear holocaust'']]. It's pretty clear why this is one of the more controversial additions of ''Remix''.
8th May '17 8:09:45 PM AndreyKva
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The film was re-released in 2010 as ''The Needle Remix''. ''Remix'' adds some new scenes and expands on the plot of the film, as well as featuring a lot of well-received music composed for the film. Some of the new music was composed by U-Piter, a band consisting notably of famous Soviet-Russian rock musician Music/VyacheslavButusov and ex-Kino guitarist Yuri Kasparyan (who also composed some of the original music from way back in 1988). However, it was controversial for some of its changes to the plot, such as [[spoiler: Spartak's new fate, where he gets his head chopped off off-screen]].

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The film was re-released in 2010 as ''The Needle Remix''. ''Remix'' adds some new scenes and expands on the plot of the film, as well as featuring a lot of well-received music composed for the film. Some of the new music was composed by U-Piter, a band consisting notably of famous Soviet-Russian rock musician Music/VyacheslavButusov and ex-Kino guitarist Yuri Kasparyan (who also composed some of the original music from way back in 1988). However, it was controversial for some of its changes to the plot, such as [[spoiler: Spartak's new fate, where he gets his head chopped off off-screen]].
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Spartak]] in ''Remix'', where he [[spoiler: ''gets his head chopped off by a woman he held captive for years as a breeding mate in case of a nuclear holocaust'']]. It's pretty clear why this is one of the more controversial additions of ''Remix''.
7th May '17 9:15:30 PM AndreyKva
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* BaldOfEvil: Artur, especially in

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* BaldOfEvil: Artur, especially inin the new scenes from ''Remix'' where he is very noticeably older and balder.



* DeadlyDoctor: Artur, especially in the new sceness from ''Remix'' where he is notably older and balder.

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* DeadlyDoctor: Artur, especially in the new sceness from ''Remix'' where he is notably older and balder.Artur.
7th May '17 9:14:14 PM AndreyKva
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* BaldofEvil: Artur, especially in

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* BaldofEvil: BaldOfEvil: Artur, especially in
7th May '17 9:12:07 PM AndreyKva
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The film was re-released in 2010 as ''The Needle Remix''. ''Remix'' adds some new scenes and expands on the plot of the film, as well as featuring all-new music composed for the film.

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The film was re-released in 2010 as ''The Needle Remix''. ''Remix'' adds some new scenes and expands on the plot of the film, as well as featuring all-new a lot of well-received music composed for the film.
film. Some of the new music was composed by U-Piter, a band consisting notably of famous Soviet-Russian rock musician Music/VyacheslavButusov and ex-Kino guitarist Yuri Kasparyan (who also composed some of the original music from way back in 1988). However, it was controversial for some of its changes to the plot, such as [[spoiler: Spartak's new fate, where he gets his head chopped off off-screen]].



* AmbiguousEnding: On purpose. In the end, [[spoiler: Moro gets stabbed and slowly walks away into the snowy park. It is unknown whether he stays alive or bleeds out afterward]]. In The Needle Remix, the ending is changed to one where [[spoiler: Moro survives and makes it home off-screen to his family]].

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* AmbiguousEnding: On purpose. In the end, [[spoiler: Moro gets stabbed and slowly walks away into the snowy park. It is unknown whether he stays alive or bleeds out afterward]]. In The Needle Remix, the ending is changed to one Averted in ''Remix'', where [[spoiler: Moro survives and makes it home off-screen to his family]].family]].
* BaldofEvil: Artur, especially in



* DeadlyDoctor: Artur.
* DownerEnding [[spoiler: The film ends with Moro getting stabbed and slowly walking away into the dark, snowy path, leaving his ultimate fate ambiguous. Averted in The Needle Remix, where Moro survives the stabbing and makes it home off-screen.]]

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* DeadlyDoctor: Artur.
Artur, especially in the new sceness from ''Remix'' where he is notably older and balder.
* DownerEnding [[spoiler: The film ends with Moro getting stabbed and slowly walking away into the dark, snowy path, leaving his ultimate fate ambiguous. Averted Subverted in The Needle Remix, ''Remix'', where Moro survives the stabbing and makes it home off-screen.]]
7th May '17 8:52:15 PM AndreyKva
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* AmbiguousEnding: On purpose. In the end, [[spoiler: Moro gets stabbed and slowly walks away into the snowy park. It is unknown whether he stays alive or bleeds out afterward]]. In The Needle Remix, the ending is changed to one where [[spoiler: Moro survives and makes it home off-screen to his family]].



* DownerEnding [[spoiler: The film ends with Moro getting stabbed and slowly walking away into the dark, snowy path, leaving his ultimate fate ambiguous.]]

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* DownerEnding [[spoiler: The film ends with Moro getting stabbed and slowly walking away into the dark, snowy path, leaving his ultimate fate ambiguous. Averted in The Needle Remix, where Moro survives the stabbing and makes it home off-screen.]]
6th May '17 6:08:17 AM AndreyKva
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Zvezda po imeni Solntse" (''Star Called Sun'') at the beggining and "Gruppa krovi" (''Blood Type'') at the end. Two of Tsoi's most iconic songs. ''Star Called Sun'' was actually originally written for the film.



* JustHereForGodzilla: A lot of viewers at the time only really came to see Music/ViktorTsoi. It was supposed to be his big breakthrough role in film, the first time where he doesn't star as himself. Sadly, that career abruptly ended before it could really get going...
* MisaimedMarketing: ''The Needle'' is a New Wave art film marketed as a crime drama.
6th May '17 5:54:48 AM AndreyKva
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Zvezda po imeni Solntse" (''Star Called Sun'') at the beggining and "Gruppa krovi" (''Blood Type'') at the end. Two of Tsoi's most iconic songs. ''Star Called Sun'' was actually originally written for the film.


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* JustHereForGodzilla: A lot of viewers at the time only really came to see Music/ViktorTsoi. It was supposed to be his big breakthrough role in film, the first time where he doesn't star as himself. Sadly, that career abruptly ended before it could really get going...
* MisaimedMarketing: ''The Needle'' is a New Wave art film marketed as a crime drama.
6th May '17 5:46:16 AM AndreyKva
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''The Needle'' (''Игла'', ''Igla'') is a 1988 Soviet film directed by Rashid Nugmanov, starring the iconic Soviet rock musician Music/ViktorTsoi, leader of the band ''Kino''. Tsoi plays enigmatic Moro, who comes home to Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, to extract a debt from his old buddy Spartacus. He decides to pay a visit to his ex-girlfriend Dina, who in the latest years has become a morphine addict. Moro takes her to the Aral Sea, where she begins to recover. But when they return to Alma-Ata, the drug dealers try to ensnare them with morphine. So Moro confronts their leader, the Doctor, who tries to kill our hero. The film has since become most famous for its soundtrack (written by Tsoi), and Tsoi/Kino fans have a strong NostalgiaFilter for it.

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''The Needle'' (''Игла'', ''Igla'') is a 1988 Soviet film directed by Rashid Nugmanov, starring the iconic Soviet rock musician Music/ViktorTsoi, leader of the band ''Kino''. Tsoi plays the enigmatic Moro, drifter "Moro", who comes home to Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, to extract a debt from his old buddy Spartacus. "Spartak". He decides to pay a visit to his ex-girlfriend Dina, who in the latest years has become recently became a morphine addict. Moro takes her to the Aral Sea, where she begins to recover. But when they return to Alma-Ata, the drug dealers try to ensnare them with morphine. So Moro confronts their leader, the Doctor, doctor Artur, who tries to kill our hero. The film has since become most famous for its soundtrack (written by Tsoi), and many Tsoi/Kino fans have a strong NostalgiaFilter for it.
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The film was re-released in 2010 as ''The Needle Remix''. ''Remix'' adds some new scenes and expands on the plot of the film, as well as featuring all-new music composed for the film.



* AdamWesting: Music/ViktorTsoi is playing AsHimself playing Music/BruceLee.
* AffablyEvil: Arthur. He seems at first a respectable doctor.
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The Doctor.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Tsoi as Moro wears pure black outfits he used to wear in real life.
* DeadlyDoctor: Arthur AKA the Doctor.
* DirtyCoward: Spartak and his goons too. When the fight turned ugly they left him being beaten by the muslim.
* DownerEnding
** {{Gainax Ending}}/{{Hope Spot}}: [[spoiler: after Moro was seemingly killed, he still appeared alive and walking.]] It may be considered either as a metaphor of eventual victory of Good, or, more realistically, [[spoiler:he simply survived being stabbed.]]
* DrugsAreBad
* FingerlessGloves
* GoingColdTurkey
* NiceHat: Arthur.
* SaharanShipwreck
* SceneryGorn: Abandoned ships in the Aral sea.
* SceneryPorn: Again, Aral Sea is still quote beautiful.
* SnowMeansDeath: Averted: [[WordOfGod Rashid Nugmanov]] has stated that in the end Moro lives.
* ThirstyDesert
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Dina says Arthur is a Good man, helping her she was lonely. But then he introduced her to drugs and drug dealing. Using her flat like warehouse, no less.
* WalkItOff: At the end, after Arthur stabs Moro.
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: Music/ViktorTsoi's martial arts skills look... Debatable on screen.

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* AdamWesting: Music/ViktorTsoi is playing AsHimself playing Music/BruceLee.
* AffablyEvil: Arthur. Artur. He seems at first like a respectable doctor.doctor at first, but it turns out that he's in charge of morphine trafficking in the city.
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: The Doctor.
Artur.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Tsoi as Moro wears pure black outfits outfits, similar to what he used to wear wore in real life.
* DeadlyDoctor: Arthur AKA the Doctor.
Artur.
* DirtyCoward: Spartak and his goons too. When the fight turned ugly they left him being beaten by the muslim.
* DownerEnding
** {{Gainax Ending}}/{{Hope Spot}}:
DownerEnding [[spoiler: after The film ends with Moro was seemingly killed, he still appeared alive getting stabbed and walking.]] It may be considered either as a metaphor of eventual victory of Good, or, more realistically, [[spoiler:he simply survived being stabbed.slowly walking away into the dark, snowy path, leaving his ultimate fate ambiguous.]]
* DrugsAreBad
* FingerlessGloves
* GoingColdTurkey
* NiceHat: Arthur.
* SaharanShipwreck
* SceneryGorn: Abandoned ships
DrugsAreBad: The whole premise behind Moro and Dina's relationship. While drugs were a small problem in the USSR (especially when compared to the USA), Rashid Nugmanov chose to focus on this issue as it wasn't commonly addressed in the censored Soviet media of the time.
* FingerlessGloves: You know Moro's about to kick some ass when he puts them on.
* GoingColdTurkey: Dina at the Aral.
* SaharanShipwreck: While he and Dina are looking for the beach, Moro finds a deserted ship, the ''Gidrolog'' (meaning ''Hydrologist'') that he climbs on top of. Due to the rapid draining of
the Aral sea.
Sea, it is now a completely empty desert, with the occasional rusted wreck serving as a last reminder of what was only decades ago.
* SceneryPorn: Again, ThirstyDesert: The Aral Sea is still quote beautiful.
* SnowMeansDeath: Averted: [[WordOfGod Rashid Nugmanov]] has stated
famous for having almost completely drained in only a few decades. Dina mentions that in the end she and Moro lives.
* ThirstyDesert
have been to the Aral a few years ago. However, when they arrive again, they decide to go for a swim, only to find that the sea is nowhere to be found.
* ToxicFriendInfluence: Dina says Arthur that Artur is a Good good man, helping that he helped her when she was new to the city and lonely. But then he introduced her to drugs morphine. Eventually, she became an addict and drug dealing. Using Artur used her flat like warehouse, no less.
apartment to store the goods.
* WalkItOff: [[spoiler: At the end, after Arthur stabs Moro.
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing: Music/ViktorTsoi's martial arts skills look... Debatable on screen.
where Moro gets stabbed and walks off into the never-ending snowy path.]]
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