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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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Brilliant ! The best Christie adaptation ever. See more (19 total) »

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)
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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:
"Ten Little Indians" - USA (informal English title)
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137 min
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This is the only adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel not to change any of the characters.See more »
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Referenced in eXploitation CinemA (2009)See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant ! The best Christie adaptation ever., 5 June 2007
Author: tasha-kalinichenko from France

I've seen many adaptations of this story but this one is really unrivaled. From the very beginning, you can see the talent of the director. When he's filming the guests waiting to depart, you can feel the tension among them, and the culpability too. On the contrary of the other adaptations, this movie doesn't only show the action, the murder series, but also (and it seemed capital to me) what's in the victims' minds. I appreciated in particular the flashes back. Personally, I only deplore the location. The place where the movie was shot is too well known, and doesn't fit with the idea one could have of the island. To adapt such a famous book is always tricky, but not for Govorukhin ! Mankiewicz couldn't have done better.

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