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Alexandre Lazarev (Anatoli) graduated from the Moscow Institute of Theatrical Arts, the famous MXAT founded by Stanislavsky whose "method" acting theories were later developed by the Actors' Studio in New York. 26 years-old, he is a member of the Lenkom theatrical company directed by Marc Zakahov. In 1996, Lazarev was awarded a "Crystal Turandot" for best actor of the season for his interpretation of Henry VIII in Maxwell Anderson's "Anne of the Thousand Days." On the screen, he has played lead roles in several popular Russian films, notably Vitali Solomine's "The Hunt." At the end of 1994, he worked at La Scala in Milan as principal narrator in Prokovief's oratorio "Ivan the Terrible," directed by Ricardo Muti.

Tatiana Krivitska (Lena/Vika) is completing her studies in acting and directing at the Kiev State Institute of Theater Art. At 22 years old, "A Friend of the Deceased" marks her feature film debut, for which she has received awards at film festivals in Latvia (1996) and Kiev (1997).

Eugen Pachin (Dima) received a degree in acting from the Kiev State Institute of Theater Art. He has been acting in the Ukrainian film industry for five years.

Constantin Kostychin (Kostya) also graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Theater Art with a degree in acting. He is currently a leading actor at the Drama and Comedy Theater in Kiev. His role as Kostya marks his film debut.

Elena Korikova (Marina) is a graduate of the Acting Department of the State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow and has acted regularly in film for over 10 years. She received the Grand Prix Award at the Russian Film Festival (1995) for her role as Marina. Ms. Korikova currently lives in Moscow.

Angelika Nevolina (Katya) graduated from the theater school in St. Petersburg, where she now lives and works. She has been acting in film and theater for over 15 years.

Sergiy Romanyuk (Ivan) studied Actors Art at the Kiev State Institute of Theater Art. He is currently a leading actor at the Drama Theater in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk. He has been acting in film for seven years.

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