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Andrei Rublev (1966)

Andrey Rublev (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | October 1973 (USA)
The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

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(as Andrey Tarkovskiy)

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(as Andrey Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiy), (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrey Rublev
... Kirill
... Daniil Chyornyy
... Feofan Grek
... Durochka (as Irma Raush)
... Boriska
... Velikiy knyaz, Malyy knyaz
... Patrikey, monakh (as Yu. Nikulin)
... Skomorokh (as R. Bykov)
... Stepan, sotnik Velikogo knyazya (as N. Grabbe)
... Foma, monakh (as M. Kononov)
... Starshiy liteyshchik (as S. Krylov)
... Tatarskiy khan (as B. Beyshenaliev)
B. Matysik ... Pyotr
... Aleksey, monakh (as A. Obukhov)
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Andreiv Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th Century Russian history, a period marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and by Tatar invasions. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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RUR 1,000,000 (estimated)
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Andrei Rublyov: You just spoke of Jesus. Perhaps he was born and crucified to reconcile God and man. Jesus came from God, so he is all-powerful. And if He died on the cross it was predetermined and His crucifixion and death were God's will. That would have aroused hatred not in those that crucified him but in those that loved him if they had been near him at that moment, because they loved him as a man only. But if He, of His own will, left them, He displayed injustice, or even cruelty. Maybe those who ...
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Bloody Tarkovsky!
1 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

He has ruined cinema for me and this is one of the masterpieces that did it. Everytime you see one of his film's you proclaim: "That's the best picture ever made!" Which can't be true as that was the last Tarkovsky film you saw. I've seen this one many times at the cinema and is the best three hours of celluloid you're likely to see apart from Solaris, which is Tarkovsky anyway.

Tarkovsky wanted to make art that would change people's lives and in this he succeeded. Although his life was troubled and his projects clawed into life randomly from the grip of his film studio bosses, when viewed as a whole they seem to be all part of some great plan that was meant to reach fruition right from the start. He believed that ultimately it is best to do things that deepen one's inner life rather than impoverish it. That may explain why you leave most Hollywood films feeling soiled. There are too many great scenes and moments in this astonishing and monumental work to mention so I won't. Suffice it to say it would have been fascinating to have seen what Tarkovsky would have made had he lived and returned from exile to his homeland. Recent events in Russia and the Balkans make this film even more vital and pertinent today.

The trouble is Tarkovsky's films have such extraordinary purity and spiritual depth that no other films seem able to satisfy one in the same way. They seem flat, lifeless and unable to compete. Why watch the let's-pretend-grown ups like Tarantino when you can watch a real grown up? So like I said, Bloody Tarkovsky. He has ruined cinema for me.


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