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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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Father Filaret
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Father Iov
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Tikhon
Viktoriya Isakova ...
Nastya
Nina Usatova ...
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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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"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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