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Release Date:
1993 (Russia) See more »
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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 »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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1970's style film redone in the 1990's is a great little lost gem See more (38 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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 13 people found the following review useful.
1970's style film redone in the 1990's is a great little lost gem, 31 August 2005
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

I stumbled upon this film completely by accident. I had ordered the Japanese film Dark Water and was sent this instead. The retailer told me to keep the film in order to make up for their error. It was a weird thing to have happen, and I figured it must be some cosmic sign, so I sat down to watch it having zero idea what it was about.

The plot of this film has a young woman going to a desolate monastery/nunnery in order to find out why her recently deceased father had been supporting it for years. Once there things are far from "normal" and there are many hidden dark secrets, not all of them are particularly healthy for our heroine.

This film really knocked my socks off. This is a movie that reminded me of many of the Euro-horrors of the 1970's and early 1980's. You have weird cults, young women, murder, mayhem and monsters. There is a weird tension that comes from everything being ever so slightly off center. You can't help but feel uneasy since you don't know how weird things are going to get nor do you know who is going to end up dead.

(SPOILER AHEAD) The only real problem is that even though the movie creates a very real claustrophobic world of religious oppression, with real characters, the film completely falls down in the last minutes when we see the "demon" that has been lurking around, at that point things go right into the toilet. How do I say this? Its worse than a man in a suit. it simply a rubber nightmare that almost completely ruins everything that has gone before. Simply put its on the list of really bad monster costumes. (Think about what happened at the end of the Conan the Destroyer)

If you can get past the bad monster and just take the movie for what its trying to do, then you'll enjoy the movie, if you need a perfection you'll love it up to a point and hate the ending.

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