All the character as well as most of the plot were taken from the great novel. The visuals and photography are bright and meaningful with some unusual, unexpected computer graphics and thus creative and exciting. DJ Groove (young almost a cult DJ in Russia) does the soundtrack the way it should be done (sort of a Dust brothers in "Fight club"). It's pulsing, beating and goes in harmony with the picture. Casting and acting as a result is indeed superb (esp. Bondarchuk, Ivan Okhlobystin, Anna Buklovskaya).