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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 ...
Viktor Sukhorukov ...
Father Filaret
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Father Iov
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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 ...
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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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This movie is the closing film of 2006 Venice Film Festival. 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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Masterpiece!
16 May 2007 | by (Tbilisi, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Though all of my friends were recommending this picture I was very skeptical about it at first, I could not imagine the director of "Oligarch" to make something really worthy, I was mistaken and I realized it within the first moments of the movie. During the whole film I was filling delight for every moment of the film, the acting, the work of operator... everything was great, especially the idea, to be more concrete the way director brought the idea to us. It took Russians more than 20 years to make movie of Tarkovsky's level, so I am not afraid of the word "masterpiece" in this case. So far I have watched this movie two times and I am sure that I will watch it some more times. I think that this movie will be interesting for all kind of people, despite their likes in the field. So if you have not seen it, go and watch it!


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