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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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Pyotr Mamonov ...
Anatoly
Viktor Sukhorukov ...
Father Filaret
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...
Father Iov
Yuriy Kuznetsov ...
Tikhon
Viktoriya Isakova ...
Nastya
Nina Usatova ...
Widow
Yana Esipovich ...
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Olga Demidova ...
Woman with Child
Timofey Tribuntsev ...
Young Anatoly
Aleksei Zelensky ...
Young Tikhon
Grisha Stepunov ...
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Sergey Burunov ...
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B. Aleksandrov ...
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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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A story of a human soul
31 January 2007 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

The plot begins as a story about an ordinary man, who yielded to his weakness and preferred killing his mate and saving his own life to being killed himself. The second part of the movie is a story of no man, but of a soul, attempting to become forgiven and find piece. The picture makes you experience its suffering and need for repentance, as if it were yours - so it can be called a kind of spiritual masterpiece. During this experience you can look at your way of living with fresh eyes, which results in a kind of real purification. The fact that a picture which neither cannot be called an action nor contains erotic scenes still is able to thrill people is very pleasant!


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