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The Island (2006)
"Ostrov" (original title)

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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pyotr Mamonov ...
Anatoly
Viktor Sukhorukov ...
Father Filaret
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...
Father Iov
Yuriy Kuznetsov ...
Tikhon
Viktoriya Isakova ...
Nastya
Nina Usatova ...
Widow
Yana Esipovich ...
Girl
Olga Demidova ...
Woman with Child
Timofey Tribuntsev ...
Young Anatoly
Aleksei Zelensky ...
Young Tikhon
Grisha Stepunov ...
Child
Sergey Burunov ...
Adjutant
B. Aleksandrov ...
German
Boris Pantyukhin ...
German (as B. Pantyukhin)
S. Gorozhanin ...
German
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

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Father Anatoli: Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God...
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"Golden Hearts" series continues in Russia
15 October 2006 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

If you love Lars Von Trier's series about Human Virtue and Sin, you will definitely fell the same way about with this brilliant movie and the main character- once sinned soul turned life-long searching forgiveness wonder-working monk, played by unique and genius Russian actor/musician/now-hermit- Petr Mamonov. The movie actually reflects the real current life and spirituality of the actor.

The movie won't leave you indifferent and senseless even if you try. To preserve beauty and richness of Russian language may be an arduous task for an interpreter, but you shouldn't worry about it very much since dialogs are rare, short and sharp, and the movie is very rich visually.

Enjoy. D.


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