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 Filaret
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Father Iov
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Tikhon
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Nastya
Nina Usatova ...
Widow
Yana Esipovich ...
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Olga Demidova ...
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Timofey Tribuntsev ...
Young Anatoly
Aleksey Zelenskiy ...
Young Tikhon
Grisha Stepunov ...
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B. Aleksandrov ...
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Boris Pantyukhin ...
German (as B. Pantyukhin)
S. Gorozhanin ...
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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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Pyotr Mamonov was director Pavel Lungin's only choice to play Father Anatoli. Mamonov, who lives in a village, refused at first but after "a very long time", turned to their village priest for advice. The priest said, "Don't even think, this is your work. Go ahead!" See more »

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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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A movie that has the power to save souls.
29 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is a cry for God, for repentance, for continuous prayer, for simplicity and humbleness, especially now in a Babylonian "unified" world where "political correctness" is more important than anything spiritual that might turn man to God. We know how to say "I'm sorry" in many sophisticated and intellectual ways but we don't feel it. We are cold. A movie that has the power to save our souls. From the same realm, the last excellent film I saw was Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev. You don't need 10 lines of text to summarize this movie.... one word that defines perfectly this masterpiece is "prayer"! Continuous prayer! God bless!


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