SNAKE SPRING: RUSSIAN CRITICS ON MIRONOV'S PERFORMANCE
The geeky, sleazy, brownnosing secretary is played by Yevgeny Mironov. If I hadn't known ahead of time that he's the ruthless killer, I never would have guessed. As it was, I had another chance to admire his acting genius. Remembering his prior movie roles, you can only marvel at his range: he was the smitten goof in Love, the kinky-haired whiz kid in Limita, the shipshape junior officer in Burnt by the Sun. And now he's a psycho!
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The team of Ostroumova and Mironov (the local Iron Lady of a schoolmistress and her Latin-quoting slimebag of a secretary) outacts all the other players put together.
Aleksei Yevdokimov Chas
[Translated by Vlada Chernomordik for the Yevgeny Mironov Official Website]