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How I Ended This Summer -- A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere...

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Writer:
Aleksey Popogrebskiy (written by)
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Release Date:
28 January 2011 (USA) See more »
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A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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15 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Cold, Grim tale of How I ended this Summer! See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Pavel
Sergey Puskepalis ... Sergey
Igor Chernevich ... Golos po ratsii - Sofronov (voice)
Artyom Tsukanov ... Golos po ratsii - Stas (voice)
Ilya Sobolev ... Golos po ratsii - Volodya (voice)

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Aleksey Popogrebskiy 
 
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Produced by
Roman Borisevich .... producer
Sergey Chliyants .... producer
Mikhail Kolodyazhny .... supervising producer
Aleksandr Kushayev .... producer
Andrey Murtazaliev .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Dmitry Katkhanov  (as Dmitriy Katkhanov)
 
Cinematography by
Pavel Kostomarov 
 
Film Editing by
Ivan Lebedev 
 
Production Design by
Gennady Popov 
 
Costume Design by
Svetlana Mikhaylova 
 
Makeup Department
Natalya Angelova .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Nikolai Alekseyev .... set dresser
Mikhail Durnygin .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Vladimir Golovnitskiy .... supervising sound editor
Ivo Heger .... sound re-recording mixer
Sigitas Motoras .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Kirill Bobrov .... colorist
Kostantin Fiodorov .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Konstantin Blokhin .... lighting technician
Anton Chernyavskiy .... assistant camera
Aleksandr Mazur .... first assistant camera
Aleksandr Rastorguev .... data wrangler
Boris Semyonov .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Aleksandr Rastorguev .... making-of
Iskender Utyushev .... technical coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"Kak ya provel etim letom" - Russia (original title)
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130 min
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Shot in exactly three months.See more »

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Cold, Grim tale of How I ended this Summer!, 29 December 2013
Author: Siddharth kalkal from India

How I ended this Summer is a cold, grim tale of a young mans stay in the Arctic under very peculiar circumstances. It's an artistically crafted movie with a thin story line but a penetrative journey through the grim lives of the people involved. It has a nice interplay between the characters and the milieu, the setting is complementary to the plot line and both mix together perfectly. Alas, the plot is too thin for a 2 hour movie. For the longest time the movie is almost void of any serious expression and when it tries to fill that void it falls in a tarp of its own making. The ambiance that should have been a device to facilitate the telling of the story becomes the antagonist that takes away the little movie had to say. This should absolutely not take the sheen off the setting because it's truly beautiful. It highlights the beauty of the barren and the cold. Plays all too wonderfully with their ability to evoke the most poignant emotions. The little sequences here and there which are not quite a part of the story line add thrill and excitement as well. Specially the sequence with the polar bear.

The major and only let down of the movie is its plot. With a plot so thin the movie neither manages to be completely artistic nor completely enthralling. Almost all the scenes are slightly overstretched as if giving time to absorb things but the unfortunately the references are not too reflective in themselves either. I wouldn't go on and call it a completely artistic movie because in spite of having an ambiguous and interpretative value it has far too little on the table to evoke either emotions or thoughts. Obviously one can call it a journey through loneliness or a pessimistic view on humanity dealing with lack of trust we have in each other or the fear we have created within our own conscience thanks to our violent tendencies but these are subtexts that remain submerged.

As for the performances, they are quite impressive. Both leads are captivating and hold it all together for two hours, specially the young actor. He spoke with his eyes and gave credibility to his performance. Overall in spite of its flaws it's a nice watch and I would recommend it if you want to feel the raw power of nature and specially the Arctic.

I totally agree with the IMDb rating of this movie and believe it should be nothing less than 7. So from my side too a 7/10.

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