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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 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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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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Hans Zimmer was to have scored the film, but when the first edit of the film was sent to him, it turned out his schedule could not fit with the post-production schedule. The film was scored by Yuriy Poteenko in the end. See more »

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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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Referenced in Nanoman: Korov'ya grust' (2014) See more »

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Still good movie
10 January 2009 | by viisurfSee all my reviews

To be honest I expected more from a $40 million movie but it's still good. Comparing to the novel... Yeah... This kind of literature can be difficult for basing a movie on it. It contains a lot of philosophy which cannot be transferred to the movie. But this particular novel is also a good action which was not utilized in the movie. Why? Who knows... I guess Bondarchuck didn't want to make just an action blockbuster like it was with "It's hard to be a god". He tried to save philosophical idea. I am not sure if he succeeded. Any way this movie is an event in Russian movie industry which is discussed a lot and will be discussed few months more. The appearance of the film is very appropriate. Many people would see an analogy between Saraksh propaganda and whatever is happening in Russian politics and media. Let's wait for the 2nd part of the movie to be released.


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