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3 November 2010 (France) See more »
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In this land there are only two gods: love and water.
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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10 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Film Review: 'Silent Souls'
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Russian film to open Pune Intl. Film Fest on Jan 6
 (From DearCinema.com. 4 January 2011, 9:32 AM, PST)

Rob Beames’ Top 10 Films of 2010
 (From Obsessed with Film. 3 January 2011, 9:54 AM, PST)

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Cast

 
Yuliya Aug ... Tanya
Olga Dobrina ... Yulya
Larisa Domaskina
Viktor Gerrat
Olga Gireva ... Seller in the shop
Artem Habibulin
Vyacheslav Melekhov ... Bird's seller (as Viacheslav Melekhov)
Igor Sergeev ... Aist
Leisan Sitdikova ... Rimma
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Vesa
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Miron
Ivan Tushin ... Little Aist
Yulia Tushina ... Aist's mother
Sergey Yarmolyuk ... STSI Inspector
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Directed by
Aleksey Fedorchenko 
 
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Denis Osokin 

Produced by
Igor Mishin .... producer
Meri Nazari .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrei Karasyov 
 
Cinematography by
Mikhail Krichman 
 
Film Editing by
Sergey Ivanov 
 
Production Design by
Andrey Ponkratov 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Bartuli 
 
Sound Department
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer
Balzhi Liza .... foley artist
Konstantin Zalesskiy .... additional re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Anna Wergun .... additional editor
 

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Also Known As:
"Ovsyanki" - Russia (original title)
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78 min
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8 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Rites and passions, 18 April 2011
Author: Pascal Zinken (LazySod) from Maastricht, The Netherlands

Somewhere up north in Scandinavia a young woman dies. Her husband wants to cremate her, following the rites of the land he lives in. One of his workers comes with him and together they start on a road trip through life itself.

A short introduction is used to define the world of the film - a desolate town in the middle of nowhere that is filled to the rim with people that follow a somewhat strange set of rites and rulings, but that are perfectly happy with them. The main theme in their life is a large river that flows through their country and that is more or less the base of their lives.

As it starts rolling it is mostly just two players working their ways around each other, portraying their odd lives with perfection. The story is amazing, the way they go through it is maddening and reminding of a lot of other strange road trips. The Straight Story and Cargo 200 come to mind. It has some fleeting moments where the pace drops to a stand still though and thus it isn't entirely satisfactory. It's good, but not very good.

7 out of 10 bottles of vodka

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