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The Heart of the World ()


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A scientist chooses a wealthy man over her two lovers but must heal the earth's core to save humanity.

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Leslie Bais ...
Anna
Caelum Vatnsdal ...
Osip
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Nikolai
Greg Klymkiw ...
Akmatov (as Hryhory Yulyanovitch Klymkyiev)
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Mary Magdalene (uncredited)
Carson Nattrass ...
Centurion (uncredited)

Directed by

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Guy Maddin

Written by

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Guy Maddin ... ()

Produced by

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Niv Fichman ... executive producer
Jody Shapiro ... producer
Jennifer Weiss ... co-producer

Cinematography by

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Guy Maddin ... director of photography

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deco dawson ... co-editor
Guy Maddin ... co-editor

Casting By

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Barbara Pritchard ... (as Barb Pritchard)

Production Design by

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Réjean Labrie

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Olaf Dux

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Natalie Armstrong ... (decors)
Lillian Bryant ... (decors)
Maryam Decter ... (decors)
Tessa Emery ... (decors)
Don Greenberg ... (decors)
Craig Guiboche ... (decors)
Erin Haluschuk ... (decors)
Francis Hans ... (decors)
Erin Hershberg ... (decors)
Matt Holm ... (decors)
Simon Hughes ... (decors)
David Kufflick ... (decors)
Vanessa Loewen ... (decors)
Michelle Quirion ... (decors)
David Sonnenschein ... (decors)
Maria Voulgaris ... (decors)
Dan Walechuk ... (decors)
Kristin Wisener ... (decors)
Jason Woloski ... (decors)

Costume Design by

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Meg McMillan

Makeup Department

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Beverley Hamilton ... hair stylist (as Beverly Hamilton) / makeup designer (as Beverly Hamilton)
Frances Hans ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Andrew Cullen ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Javier Cámera ... second assistant director
Maiah Levene ... first assistant director
Glen Philpot ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Alex Count ... carpenter
Kim Hamin ... prop master
Toni Scinocca ... graphics (as Toni Sinnocca)
Craig Walls ... construction coordinator
Keith Walls ... carpenter

Sound Department

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David McCallum ... sound designer
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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deco dawson ... co-camera operator
Jason Heke ... lighting
Joao Holowka ... lighting (as John Holowka)
Zachary Rothman ... lighting (as Zach Rothman)
Brendon Sawatzky ... lighting
Paul Suderman ... lighting
deco dawson ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Vladimir Gabyshev ... music coordinator

Other crew

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Lois Raymond ... liaison

Thanks

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Jeff Andruchuk ... thanks
Michael Drabot ... special gratitude
Buffalo Gal ... thanks
Noam Gonick ... thanks
Laura Michalchyshyn ... thanks
Steve Morrison ... thanks
Lois Raymond ... thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Сердце мира (Russia)
  • I kardia tou kosmou (Greece)
  • Serce swiata (Poland)
  • O Coração do Mundo (Brazil)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia References/parodies soviet montage cinema of the 1920s, German Expressionism of the 1920s, and silent melodrama film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Celluloid Dreams (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Time, Forward See more »

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