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The Heart of the World (2000)

Not Rated | | Short | 7 October 2000 (USA)
A scientist chooses a wealthy man over her two lovers but must heal the earth's core to save humanity.

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Guy Maddin

Writer:

Guy Maddin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leslie Bais Leslie Bais ... Anna
Caelum Vatnsdal Caelum Vatnsdal ... Osip
Shaun Balbar ... Nikolai
Greg Klymkiw Greg Klymkiw ... Akmatov (as Hryhory Yulyanovitch Klymkyiev)
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Storyline

Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman. Anna, a state scientist and said woman, is in love with both brothers and studies the Earth's core, the very heart of the world. She discovers that the world is dying of heart failure and only has one more day remaining. Meanwhile, Akmatov, a bloated, capitalist bureaucrat lusts after Anna and tries to make her fall into her bed. Written by pr1mal_1

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Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

None

Release Date:

7 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I kardia tou kosmou See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

References/parodies soviet montage cinema of the 1920s, German Expressionism of the 1920s, and silent melodrama film. See more »

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References La fin du monde (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Time, Forward
Written by Georgi Sviridov (as Giorgi Sviridov)
With permission from the Sviridov Foundation and Meloydiya © 1968
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Fascinating, poetic and extremely intense art.....!!!!
19 April 2001 | by Herr NosferatuSee all my reviews

I saw this film on TV, and perhaps it wasn't the best medium to do so...

But, nonetheless, I was shocked and thrilled about this film...

The tone reminded me of Fritz Lang's opus, Metropolis.

The speeding music hits the viewers like a freight train... Rigorously brought on screen with the strong visual sequences..

This is truly what art stands for...


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