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Release Date:
28 October 2010 (Russia) See more »
In this land there are only two gods: love and water.
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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A road movie that moves See more (7 total) »


Yuliya Aug ... Tanya
Olga Dobrina ... Yulya
Larisa Domaskina
Viktor Gerrat
Olga Gireva ... Seller in the shop
Artem Habibulin
Vyacheslav Melekhov ... Bird Seller
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

Directed by
Aleksey Fedorchenko 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Denis Osokin 

Produced by
Igor Mishin .... producer
Meri Nazari .... producer
Dmitri Vorobyov .... 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


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ovsyanki" - Russia (original title)
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78 min
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To prepare for the role, Igor Sergeyev played several games of tennis before shootingSee more »
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A road movie that moves, 13 August 2014

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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