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Ostrov (2006)

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

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 Yana Esipovich ... Girl
Olga Demidova Olga Demidova ... Woman with Child
Timofey Tribuntsev ... Young Anatoly
Aleksey Zelensky 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

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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:

A sziget See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pavel Lungin Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[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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Brilliant!
8 January 2007 | by mterenSee all my reviews

I was almost reluctant to watching this movie because of all the hype it receives in Russia currently. At first, I thought it was one of those "we are the best", the usual Russian things. Not so. It is still the #1 feature in Russian movie theaters at the time of this writing. Anyway, Russians don't wait as long as Americans do before they release a movie to the television. And so today they did (the movie is still in the theaters and is doing really good at the box office). Don't know how exactly it works in Russia. But anyway, the movie is SO GOOD! It is definitely up there with Bergman and Tarkovsky. It is simply spectacular! Don't even think of missing it! Everything is great about this movie. The story is really short to get you into the mood in the orgasmic kind of way, and it will keep you at the edge of your sit to the very last second. Beautiful actors. The film is shot in beautiful widescreen – an absolutely breathtaking cinematography. The only thing bad about this movie is that it is too short!!!! Don't get me wrong, it is a full-length film, but it's ended just a couple of hours earlier than I expected :) Just watch it! You will not regret it.


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