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Archangel (1990)

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An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gottli ...
Jannings
David Falkenburg ...
Geza
Michael O'Sullivan ...
Doctor
Margaret Anne MacLeod ...
Baba
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Philbin
Sarah Neville ...
Danchuk
Kathy Marykuca ...
Veronkha
Kyle McCulloch ...
Lt. John Boles
Victor Cowie ...
Sea Captain
Ihor Procak ...
Monk
Robert Lougheed ...
Stephen Snyder ...
Michael Powell ...
Red Cross Nurse
Sam Toles ...
Young Philbin
Lloyd Weinberg ...
Priest
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Lt. John Boles, a one-legged soldier, is assisting the White Russians in the Russian Arctic during World War I. He finds himself in Archangel, a crystalline city of spires and domes, inhabited by some very confused people. Boles loves Iris, who is dead, and meets Veronkha, whom he mistakes for Iris. But Veronkha is already married to Philbin, who forgets he is married to Veronkha. Veronkha thinks Boles is Philbin... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A Tragedy of the Great War

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Comedy | Romance | War

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1 September 1990 (Canada)  »

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Arcángel  »

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CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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Guy Maddin has stated that audience members viewing the film for the first time often confused the characters Veronkha and Danchukh because of the physical similarities between Kathy Marykuca and Sarah McLeod. Marykuca was a natural blond and wore a dark wig for the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Lt. John Boles: Goodbye Iris.
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Referenced in Brows Held High: Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (2011) See more »

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One of the most insane movies I have ever seen!
29 July 1999 | by (Purgatory) – See all my reviews

Some movies can be called nightmare movies or like Lynch's Eraserhead, "a dream of dark and troubling things" and while Archangel is a film that falls into the "dream" genre, it is sort of like a whole bunch of mini-dreams that you get during catnaps strung together, and as such, is easily one of the most insane movies I have ever seen. Needless to say, I highly recommend it.


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