7.3/10
2,599
18 user 24 critic

Mermaid (2007)

Rusalka (original title)
In Moscow, a young woman disappears after falling in love with a new man.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay),
Reviews
7 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zvezda (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three different persons, three different lives are connected in a mysterious way. 15-year old teenager suffering of misunderstanding, his glamorous and arrogant stepmother and the young ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Melikyan
Stars: Tinatin Dalakishvili, Severija Janusauskaite, Pavel Tabakov
Pro lyubov (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

About men, about women, about essential reality of their relationships in bright and good looking Moscow. The whole film is the lecture about love like it is a child of chemistry and ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Melikyan
Stars: Renata Litvinova, Kristina Isaykina, Mikhail Efremov
Mars (2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Somewhere deep in Russia there's a town called Marks (named after Karl Marks, the founder of communist ideology), where all the people work in a toy factory and receive their wages in the ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Melikyan
Stars: Yuriy Kutsenko, Nana Kiknadze, Artur Smolyaninov
Progulka (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Watch the exploits of three young romantics as they dance around St. Petersburg, Russia, getting themselves involved in everything from a soccer riot to a rainstorm to a fight between best ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Uchitel
Stars: Irina Pegova, Pavel Barshak, Evgeniy Tsyganov
Piter FM (2006)
Certificate: Open Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lyrical story about two young people, Masha and Maxim, who have to decide what to do.

Director: Oksana Bychkova
Stars: Ekaterina Fedulova, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Aleksey Barabash
Mizu no onna (2002)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Hidenori Sugimori
Stars: Ua, Tadanobu Asano, Hikaru
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which... See full summary »

Director: Valeriya Gay Germanika
Stars: Polina Filonenko, Agniya Kuznetsova, Olga Shuvalova
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A practical joke ends up very wrong in Nigina Sayfullaevas curious youth drama. Two seventeen year old Moscow girls, Olya and Sasha, are visiting Olya's long lost father who lives in Crimea... See full summary »

Director: Nigina Sayfullaeva
Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Aleksandra Bortich, Marina Vasilyeva
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Young married couple in today's Moscow: He's an unemployed guy who gets some money by giving rides to strangers at nights. She's a young graphic designer who just got her first job. The ... See full summary »

Director: Oksana Bychkova
Stars: Nadya Lumpova, Aleksey Filimonov, Natalya Tereshkova
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three different characters experiment their own version of reality while a Thief connects their stories and visions throughout space and time.

Director: Antouanetta Angelidi
Stars: Haris Angelou, Angelos Antonopoulos, Parthenopi Bouzouri
Noche (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Leonardo Brzezicki
Stars: Flavia Noguera, Jair Toledo, María Soldi
Rasskazy (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young writer brings a collection of short stories to a big Moscow publishing house. The manuscript stays at the office and mysteriously influences the lives of anyone who opens it and ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Segal
Stars: Andrey Merzlikin, Darya Nosik, Andrey Petrov
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alisa Titova (as Masha Shalaeva)
...
Aleksandr Viktorovich 'Sasha'
Mariya Sokova ...
Alisa's mother
Anastasiya Dontsova ...
Young Alisa (as Nastya Dontsova)
Veronika Skugina
Irina Skrinichenko ...
Rita - Sasha's girlfriend
Albina Evtushevskaya ...
Alisa's grandmother
Oksana Borisova
Ivan Nikolaev
Igor Savochkin
Igor Yatsko ...
Alisa's chief
Igor Uryvaev
Sergey Chirkov
Maksim Konovalov
Tomas Motskus
Edit

Storyline

The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and materialism. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 November 2007 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Mermaid  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Russia's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Quotes

Alisa Titova: Why would anyone need a property on the moon?
Aleksandr Viktorovich 'Sasha': To have somewhere to escape.
See more »

Connections

Version of The Little Mermaid (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Odin telefonny zvonok
Written and Performed by Lera Masskva
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Why worth watching and why worth remembering
28 December 2007 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

This beautiful picture represents the loveliest trend of the modern Russian cinema (that largely consists of cheap action movies and lachrymose dramas) - a definite piece of art and a work of an Author, a story that truthfully and painfully reflects city life from the confused point of view of an outsider, dreamer, youngster. "Rusalka" is often compared to "Progulka" (2003) and "Piter FM" (2006), as in this respect these films are kindred to "Rusalka", never mentioning the fact that they all star Yevgeni Tsyganov - the new Russian Gael García Bernal type. However, watching "Rusalka" aches more than two before-mentioned pictures, for it doesn't lie for the sake of good mood. "Rusalka" is sometimes also called "Amélie Poulain in Moscow" because of the expressive and charming character of the heroine who believes that life is a beautiful and never-ending mystery; however, "Rusalka" goes farther than "Amélie", openly showing that City is not only a place of romance and unexpected adventures, but in fact a get-together of very very lonely people who find each other to remain alone. "Such things do happen in megapoles. Seriously, no big deal. Such things do happen." This might hurt.


36 of 44 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Amazing! AlisonPearBee
dvd release/ asianbrian220
Almost entirely unenjoyable :( ErinOrdway
Showing in London at the Russian Film Festival ian-powell-2
trailer eleonoragerman
Reminded me of Amélie WillyBee
Discuss Mermaid (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?