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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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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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Directed by
Aleksey Popogrebskiy 
 
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Produced by
Roman Borisevich .... producer
Sergey Chliyants .... producer
Mikhail Kolodyazhny .... supervising producer
Aleksandr Kushayev .... producer
Andrei 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
 
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Aleksandr Rastorguev .... making-of
 

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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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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Isolation and Control, 2 January 2011
Author: felix1966 from Montreal

Having watched this movie on a flight I am going to steer clear of commenting on what appeared to be some amazing cinematography.

With a sparse cast and a sparse setting this films works hard on the subtleties and isolation of the main characters. The monotony, the boredom, the sense of duty and the age old story of the older experienced man and the younger upstart who doesn't appreciate the ways of old.

Grigoriy Dobrygin as Pasha is incredible in delivering the essence and fundamentals of the story. What makes this movie thrilling and scary at the same time is that, in such isolation, everything that could possibly scare you in such a situation is explored or alluded to so you never know what could happen because anything could happen. Within this context an important message is received Without spoiling the movie, one could say that we cannot control how people react to things anymore than we can control nature itself. And sometimes to try and prevent bad things happening can be the worst choice but it is always the human choice.

The script is extremely tight and though the dialogue is somewhat monosyllabic and sparse it all adds to the tension, (and makes it easier if you are not watching it in Russian and dislike subtitles) I cannot imagine how a movie as good as this could ever be made in Hollywood. Where, for example, someones expressions alone could take up 5 minutes of film and still have you on the edge of your seat. Even Hitchcock would have learned a lot from the art of suspense after watching this movie.

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