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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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Producer Alexander Rodnyansky wanted to screen "The Inhabited Island" by Arkadiy Strugatskiy and Boris Strugatskiy since he was 12 and "always" wondered why no one had done it before. 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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not bad, actually
13 January 2009 | by donche_ruSee all my reviews

Can't understand all this negative hysteria. Most of which is actually about nothing ("crap! oh, such a crap! totally crap!" often mentioning that Bondarchuk is a bad director). Well, I can partly understand those who admired the original book (which is really worth reading) as they may have imagined everything in different manner (this is particularly true for sci-fi adaptations). But very often I read comments of people who seemed to be negatively oriented even before they really watched the film.

The movie is not piece of art. It really takes a lot from classic sci-fi movies (from costumes designs to city views). And directing sometimes is confusing. But the film has one strong point - the plot, original story that authors reflected rather well. Special effects are good (they were performed by American specialists), acting is not bad (dramatic acting usually is not required in sci-fi action movies). In essence, the movie is good and worth seeing. Don't take negative comments for granted.

BTW as far as I know Boris Strugaztsky (the one of two brothers who is still alive) liked the adaptation.


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