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Dark Planet (2009)

Obitaemyy ostrov (original title)
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A space traveler from the Earth of 22th century - without wars, poverty and oppression - crashes on the unknown planet. Politically and economically this planet similar to the totalitarian human states of 20th century.

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Fedor Bondarchuk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vasiliy Stepanov Vasiliy Stepanov ... Maksim
Yuliya Snigir ... Rada
Pyotr Fyodorov ... Gay
Sergey Garmash ... Zef
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Vepr (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Strannik
Mikhail Evlanov Mikhail Evlanov ... Chachu
Andrey Merzlikin ... Fank
Anna Mikhalkova ... Ordi
Maksim Sukhanov ... Papa
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Prokuror (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Yuriy Tsurilo ... General
Kirill Pirogov ... Svyokor
Evgeniy Sidikhin ... Test
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Shurin
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Storyline

On the threshold of 22nd century, furrowing the space, protagonist from the Free Search Group makes emergency landing on an unknown planet where he must stay. People who are living on this planet have remained at the stone level of the 20th century, with its social problems, miserable ecology and shaky world... Written by egalogs

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

1 January 2009 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Planet See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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$29,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Boris Strugatsky, one of the authors of the original book, who did not write any scripts after his brother and co-author Arkady Strugatsky died in 1991, refused to script the film but when Marina Dyachenko and Sergey Dyachenko, also Sci-Fi authors, were hired, he said, "They can't write a bad script." According to Fedor Bondarchuk, there were 28 versions of the script, all of which "were very close to the Strugatskys' text". See more »

Goofs

Red armored car, which Maxim steals near the final, was designed without a door. So the crew had to cut the hatch in the tank's plating. When Guy Gaal knocks the car, it can be seen that the hatch cover is actually made of wood. See more »

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Narrator: The year 2157, the Noon of Mankind. Armed with the Great Theory of Upbringing, people have forgotten about wars, hunger and terrorism. Nature lives again. A breakthrough in medicine has set people free from illnesses, allowing them to use hidden resources of the human body. Earthlings are reclaiming distant planets. New generations have risen, for whom search in deep space is a routine matter. Young earthlings are brave, strong and naive. They think they are capable of everything.
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Very nice experience
19 April 2009 | by SchwarzeMilchSee all my reviews

There are many beautiful layers in this movie. But what really fascinated me, was the figure of Maxim. This unification of messiah-like and yet very human and gentle features, this melting together of a hot-shot and yet modest, sensitive and yet strong, boy-like and yet wise person was really adorable to experience. The first scene really made me doubt if I would like this person, but in the end I was completely on his side.

The story follows an interesting plot and has some nice twists, the world is believable although it shines through as an allegory. I was more than pleased with it.

Some acting could have been better, yes. The directing has its flaws, yes. But it really didn't bother me too much. This movie was a very positive surprise for me, and I can't wait to see Maxim in action again. Well done!


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