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The Island (2006)

Ostrov (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 23 November 2006 (Russia)
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director:

Pavel Lungin

Writer:

Dmitriy Sobolev
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pyotr Mamonov ... Anatoly
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Father Filaret
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ... Father Iov
Yuriy Kuznetsov ... Tikhon
Viktoriya Isakova ... Nastya
Nina Usatova ... Widow
Yana Esipovich ... Girl
Olga Demidova Olga Demidova ... Woman with Child
Timofey Tribuntsev ... Young Anatoly
Aleksey Zelensky ... Young Tikhon
Grisha Stepunov Grisha Stepunov ... Child
Sergey Burunov ... Adjutant
B. Aleksandrov B. Aleksandrov ... German
Boris Pantyukhin Boris Pantyukhin ... German (as B. Pantyukhin)
S. Gorozhanin S. Gorozhanin ... German
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

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Drama

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This movie is the closing film of 2006 Venice Film Festival. See more »

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[first lines]
Father Anatoli: Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God...
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Daniil Medvedev/Pavel Lungin (2019) See more »

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Heartwrenching movie
6 February 2011 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

This is an Orthodox movie in its core, and it might not appeal to people of different religious backgrounds. Orthodox church is not a church of comfortable and simple, but ridiculous answers. Its path is hard and full of obstacles, and the fight for salvation, is life long. Of course, this is completely opposite to evangelical, easy fix theology that calms the minds of the naive folk. This movie is not an advert for converting to the Orthodox faith. How could it be? All three monks that we see in this movie are struggling to understand their spiritual journey.Being religious is a tough gift, not for the faint of heart.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

23 November 2006 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,557,508
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Pavel Lungin Studio See more »
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2.35 : 1
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