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Silent Souls (2010)

Ovsyanki (original title)
Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

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Igor Sergeev ...
Aist Sergeyev
Yuriy Tsurilo ...
Miron Zaytsev
Yuliya Aug ...
Tanya
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Vesa Sergeyev
Vyacheslav Melekhov ...
Bird Seller
Larisa Domaskina ...
Policewoman Zoya
Yuliya Tushina ...
Aist's Mother
Ivan Tushin ...
Young Aist
Elizaveta Sitdikova ...
Rimma (as Leysan Sitdikova)
Olga Dobrina ...
Yuliya
Sergey Yarmolyuk ...
Inspector
Olga Gileva ...
Shop Assistant
Artyom Khabibulin ...
Shop Assistant
Viktor Gerrat ...
Electrician
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Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

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In this land there are only two gods: love and water.

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28 October 2010 (Russia)  »

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Le dernier voyage de Tanya  »

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To prepare for the role, Igor Sergeyev played several games of tennis before shooting See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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A road movie that moves
13 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Every now and then a director has a script and a set of performers who work with a single ambition. To do the very best possible. This film is perfection. There are times when the symbolism is a inch a way from breaking into reality but it never does, The sense of place and the the feelings evoked by a man who must take his dearly beloved wife, who has just died, to the place where they spent their honeymoon to place her on a funeral pile is relentlessly aching. There is a genuine purity about the feelings, some of which are extremely sexually explicit. In one flashback, we see the husband massaging his wife's leg while she plays with herself. The husband has a friend who shares the miles to the spot where the wife will burn, next to a vast river. Has he also loved this woman? Tanya. Did others? Flashbacks are seen in real time with no attempt to break the mood with tenses. It is one of the most poetic films ever made and ten stars are not enough.


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