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Release Date:
1993 (Russia) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes, evil lurks where you least expect it.
Plot:
A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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I often found it surreal, entrancing and dreamlike See more (41 total) »

Cast

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Louise Salter ... Elizabeth
Venera Simmons ... Sarah
Mariya Kapnist ... Mother Superior (as Maria Kapnist)
Lubov Snegur ... Mother Superior's Assistant
Albina Skarga ... Old Blind Woman (as Alvina Skarga)
Valeriy Bassel ... Fisherman
Pavel Sokolov ... Boat Owner
Anna Rose Phipps ... Theresa
Tanya Dobrovolskaya ... Elizabeth as a Child
Valeriy Kopaev ... Priest
Ludmila Marufova ... Nun
Kristina Spivak ... Sarah as a Child
Nadezhda Trimasova ... Crucified Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgiy Drozd
Sergey Rugens

Directed by
Mariano Baino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mariano Baino  writer
Andy Bark  (as Andrew M. Bark)

Produced by
Paul Azov .... co-executive producer
Andy Bark .... associate producer (as Andrew M. Bark)
Nigel Dali .... associate producer
Svetlana Polyarush .... executive producer
Igor Trimasov .... executive producer
Victor Zuev .... producer
 
Original Music by
Igor Clark 
 
Cinematography by
Alex Howe 
 
Film Editing by
Mariano Baino 
Rick Littler 
 
Casting by
Ekaterina Kondrateva (Odessa)
 
Production Design by
Ivan Pulenko 
 
Set Decoration by
Nadezhda Lyubarskaya 
Tanya Tokareva 
 
Costume Design by
Antonina Petrova 
 
Makeup Department
Mariano Baino .... special makeup
Hayden Hewitt .... additional makeup
Lyudmila Kubalskaya .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ekatarina Kondrateva .... first assistant director
Natalya Yakovleva .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Oleg Galkin .... set constructor
Sergei Konorezov .... painter (as Sergey Konorezov)
Aleksandr Kravchenko .... property master
N. Psheninchninkova .... propman
Lyudmila Romashko .... painter (as L. Romanshko)
Sergei Stasev .... construction manager: Crimea
V. Tunyk .... painter
Dimitri Yakunin .... painter
 
Sound Department
Clive Martin .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Richard Field .... special effects
David Mundin .... special effects
 
Stunts
Tommy Mack Turvey .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Igor Baru .... key grip
Steve Brooke Smith .... additional camera operator (as Steven Brooke-Smith)
Steve Brooke Smith .... focus puller (as Steven Brooke-Smith)
Peter Field .... camera operator
Aleksei Glukhov .... assistant camera (as Alexey Glukhov)
Aleksandr Karpenyuk .... grip (as Alexander Karpenuk)
Yevgeni Kekh .... gaffer (as Eugeniy Kekh)
Peter Kononenko .... best boy
Valeriy Kozelov .... assistant camera
Mark Milsome .... camera operator
Sergei Novikov .... assistant camera (as Sergey Novikov)
Aleksandr Votinov .... assistant camera (as Alex Votinov)
Pavel Zinovchuk .... assistant camera (as Pavel Zinovchuck)
 
Casting Department
Marilyn Baino .... casting: London
 
Other crew
Rick Littler .... continuity
E. Timofeeva .... lead prop man
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Temnye vody" - Russia (original title)
"Dead Waters" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
USA:94 min | USA:89 min (director's cut)
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Certification:
UK:18 | USA:R | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)
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Referenced in In the Belly of the Beast (2001)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
I often found it surreal, entrancing and dreamlike, 5 March 2002
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

Often the camera-work struck me as surreal, entrancing and dreamlike, picking unusual shots or showing unusual images. I think it is fair to compare this movie with some of Argento's better horror work such as Suspiria and Inferno, even though it is not at that level. Dark Waters takes its time, though, and does not at all have a rock pace like Argento, at least in spots, has in his films.

Another fair comparison might be to Fulci's Demonia, but I feel this was better than that.

There is relatively little dialogue, making this, perhaps "pure cinema." Unfortunately, what dialogue there was was sometimes very low, so that I had to keep raising and lowering the volume, possibly a flaw of the DVD copy I viewed (possibly actually a VCD, I think). However, some characters' accents were also a little difficult to decipher, and while that may have been intentional, it would have been nice to have had an option of subtitles.

Some of the characters' motivation was also mysterious to me. Are all the nuns on the same side or not? Whose side are they on? Why was Sarah different than Elizabeth? Why was the father sending money to the nuns? Where was the church located?

Despite these questions, I was very taken by the movie, and would watch it again.

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