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A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Vladimir Zeldin ... Mr. Justice Lawrence John Wargrave
Tatyana Drubich ... Vera Elizabeth Claythorne
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ... Captain Philip Lombard
Aleksei Zharkov ... William Henry Blore - PI
Anatoliy Romashin ... Dr. Edward George Armstrong
Lyudmila Maksakova ... Miss Emily Caroline Brent
Mikhail Gluzskiy ... General John Gordon Macarthur
Aleksey Zolotnitskiy ... Thomas Rogers - Servant
Irina Tereshchenko ... Ethel Rogers - Maid
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Anthony James Marston
V. Arzhatkin
D. Arshinov
V. Ventsler
Vyacheslav Zharikov (as V. Zharikov)
Fyodor Odinokov (as F. Odinokov)

Directed by
Stanislav Govorukhin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agatha Christie  story
Stanislav Govorukhin 

Original Music by
Nikolai Korndorf 
 
Cinematography by
Gennadi Engstrem 
 
Film Editing by
Valentina Olejnik 
 
Production Design by
Valentin Gidulyanov 
 
Set Decoration by
Valentina Zajtseva 
 
Costume Design by
Natalya Kharnas 
 
Makeup Department
Nina Amelina .... makeup designer
Raisa Molchanova .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Aleksandr Basaev .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Valentina Stepovskaya .... assistant director (as V. Stepovskaya)
I. Velikanova .... assistant director
N. Yanovskaya .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ye. Logvina .... assistant art director
Anna Silak .... props (as A. Silak)
 
Sound Department
Iosif Goldman .... sound
Natalya Rysyukova .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
G. Lotysh .... special effects artist
Sergei Lylov .... special effects operator (as S. Lylov)
Anatoli Vidyakin .... pyrotechnician (as A. Vidyakin)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
N. Artyomenko .... still photographer
V. Avdeyev .... assistant camera
N. Gritsishin .... gaffer
 
Music Department
V. Verbitsky .... conductor
Yelena Vitukhina .... music editor (as Ye. Vitukhina)
 
Other crew
O. Kostina .... administration team
O. Kupin .... administration team
N. Plotnikova .... administration team
Yelena Rublyovskaya .... administration team
 

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Also Known As:
"Ten Little Indians" - USA (informal English title)
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137 min
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Although it looks like the film was shot on an actual island with a mansion, it is far from the truth. The production was shot in Crimea, utilizing the peninsula's two famous mansions, the Swallow's Nest and the Vorontsov Estate. Both houses were situated on large, circular cliffs that Crimea is famous for, thus creating the illusion of an island. However, when the house is seen in the exterior scenes, it is actually a scale model, shot with actors using forced perspective.See more »
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Ten Little Indians went out to dine... One choked himself..., 2 August 2004
Author: dac87 from United States

I must say first off that I am a HUGE Christie fan; Ten Little Indians was the first Christie novel I had read and I was just blown away! The story was so complex and the resolution so brilliant that I was left speechless. What made this story so great is the fact that everything one usually suspects to happen in a book... for instance, one realises early in to tha book that everyone on the island is marked for death... but almost always there are usually two heroic characters who fall in love and overcome the antagonist. When one thinks that, one tends to look at Miss Claythorn and Lombard as the two who likely fit the bill... but this is not so, for they never fall in love, nor are they by any means likable people (they both were murderers and one even killed a little boy). Then, of course there is the fact that they both die.

One would think that this would be the subject of a thousand wonderful adaptation... Well, it's almost right. There were many film versions but none matched up to the book's splendor. Then I finally get my hands on this (not easy) and I was stunned at how good it was... it follows the book all the way down to the original ending. The characters were well played, the plot was quick, and the scenery was beautiful.... all in all I I've this film a 9/10.

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