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Father Alexander is trying to maintain peaceful life for his church amidst the Nazi occupation during WWII.
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Otets Aleksandr Ionin
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Matushka Alevtina
Elizaveta Arzamasova ...
Eva (as Liza Arzamasova)
Kirill Pletnyov ...
Aleksandr Lugotintsev
Anatoliy Lobotskiy ...
Freygauzen
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
Mitropolit Sergey
Viktoriya Romanenko ...
Masha
Stepan Morozov ...
Vladykin
Gennadiy Garbuk ...
Nikolay Toroptsev
Aleksandr Doronin ...
Otets Georgiy Benigsen
Vadim Zhuk ...
Moisey Suskin
Nikolay Ryabychin ...
Stepan
Aleksandr Zavyalov ...
Rozanov
Egor Shik ...
Kostik Toroptsev
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Set in Russia and based on the true story happened during WWII. Father Alexander (Makovetsky) is making every effort to maintain peaceful life for his church during the Nazi occupation. His mission is to survive through the deadly war and save the civilians. But he is only a human... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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One of the Greates Films I ever seen
15 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Its a real creation of Art! Film impressed me a lot. I'm an actor and in 90% of films I see how good or bad was made editors work, I think about how bad or good was play of actors etc... When I watched this film I forget that picture on a screen is "just a play" - everything was More Real than ANY 3-d or "23-d"... In some moments I cry... I don't remember when I cry because of film... "Pop" is the one of the greatest films I ever seen...I can't believe that I communicated with the person which played Father Alexander... It's some magic when some (even a little bit, but familiar) person turns Role into Real Person! I know that Makovetsky is an actor but at this film he is more Real Priest than some Priests in Churches... Makovetsky is one of the Greatest actors today and may be here is the best his role... Soon I will watch this film again because it touches my heart...


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