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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
Grigori Stepunov ...
Child (as Grisha Stepunov)
Sergey Burunov ...
Adjutant
B. Aleksandrov ...
German
B. Pantyukhin ...
German
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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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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surprisingly great film
24 December 2006 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I believe that "Ostrov" (the Island) is among the great pieces of world and Russian cinema somewhere close to Bergman and Tarkovsky. For Russia

  • it is an important and timely message. For those who want to know


more of "the mysterious Russian soul" - it is an excellent description. I've hardly seen a better one. For all taking the spiritual development seriously - the film will also be useful no matter what is their religion. People say that they are becoming better and cleaner after watching the film. Those who used to a lot of action on the screen would require to concentrate. It is more a meditation rather than a blockbuster. Strongly recommend to watch.


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