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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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This is the only adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel to use the novel's original ending.See more »
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Referenced in eXploitation CinemA (2009)See more »
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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
My brief review of the film, 2 August 2005
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

The Agatha Christie novel upon which this film is based is an excellent read and one of her most popular titles. It has been put into film many times, but each version is far inferior to the actual novel. Except this one. There is no matching the quality of the book, but this Russian one does a very good job, because for the first time the material is not softened down. It is as dark and as grim as Agatha Christie intended her novel to be. It also keeps the original ending, which other versions have adjusted, forfeiting the deeper things that the story has to stay. The flashbacks are woven in perfectly, the sound recording is noticeably sharp, and in general there is very little to complain about this superb rendition of the novel.

A note for prospective buyers:

After some searching, I managed to order a DVD copy of this film from a Russian company via the internet. The DVD quality itself is quite good, however the English subtitles are often poorly translated and out-of-sync with who is talking. Those who have read the novel should still find it easy enough to follow - this is just a little warning. However, that is only on the DVD copy that I viewed. As for the film itself, there is very little wrong with it.

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