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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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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

Vasiliy Stepanov and Pyotr Fyodorov had to work out a lot to prepare for their roles. Fedor Bondarchuk recalls that he gave Stepanov a gym subscription and told him to "look like Apollo after six months." Stepanov started training before Fyodorov and became so massive Fyodorov didn't believe it was Stepanov at first when he came to the same gym and saw him. Later on, Stepanov and Fyodorov trained together and Fyodorov, too, gained 20 kilograms. Yuriy Kutsenko was also amazed to see Stepanov after training, saying he wanted to become an action hero again. See more »

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When Zef arrests Maxim, he orders young man to drop his belt, and he does. In next scene, we see Maxim still wearing his belt. 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 good movie
22 March 2009 | by jan-ptakSee all my reviews

I must say I am very surprised how good this movie is. For that particular convention (sci-fi) this movie have very good and logical plot (movie is based on Brothers Strugacki book), very good special effects and its well played. A guy crash his spaceship on a foreign planet and it is caught by some weirdo. Whole planet is govern by a military junta or something alike. It turns out that population is govern by some sort of radiation. I don't want to tell more not to spoil the story but bear in mind that Strugaccy Brothers are very famous sci-fi writers and the story had very strong points. For a long time I didn't have so much fun watching sci-fi movie (last favorite one was "Serenity"). Straight to the point - if You can - watch this movie. One comment to the cast - main male character looks like Ken. His smile got my nerves - even my wife agreed that he looks too perfect but that was for sure the director idea.


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