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

Also Known As:
"Desyat negrityat" - Soviet Union (original title)
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137 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Anthony James Marston:[while dancing with Vera, translated from the Russian] Ten minutes ago, I regretted that I came here.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
One of the best., 14 September 2010
Author: iconians from usa

This is not the type of movie that a typical moviegoer will seek, so, instead I will give some other insight.

This was the only movie that ever gave me nightmares when I was a kid. Mostly, I think it's because the movie achieved a rare feat of actually transforming not only the book and it's characters to the screen but also the atmosphere.

Many people will not watch this movie just based on it's original name, but I can assure you, the name conveys no negative information. That leads to believe that it's P.C title, is just a cop-out.

As far as adaptations done, there are no better versions of any ever made.


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