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Mermaid (2007)

Rusalka (original title)
In Moscow, a young woman disappears after falling in love with a new man.

Director:

Anna Melikyan

Writers:

Anna Melikyan (screenplay), Natalya Nazarova
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mariya Shalayeva ... Alisa Titova (as Masha Shalaeva)
Evgeniy Tsyganov ... Aleksandr Viktorovich 'Sasha'
Mariya Sokova Mariya Sokova ... Alisa's mother
Anastasiya Dontsova Anastasiya Dontsova ... Young Alisa (as Nastya Dontsova)
Veronika Skugina Veronika Skugina
Irina Skrinichenko Irina Skrinichenko ... Rita - Sasha's girlfriend
Albina Evtushevskaya Albina Evtushevskaya ... Alisa's grandmother
Oksana Borisova Oksana Borisova
Ivan Nikolaev Ivan Nikolaev
Igor Savochkin Igor Savochkin
Igor Yatsko Igor Yatsko ... Alisa's chief
Igor Uryvaev Igor Uryvaev
Sergey Chirkov Sergey Chirkov
Maksim Konovalov Maksim Konovalov
Tomas Motskus Tomas Motskus
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Storyline

The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and materialism. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | Mandarin

Release Date:

22 November 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mermaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Anapa, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

RUR 16,542,395 (Russia), 25 November 2007, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,431,983
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Central Partnership,Magnum See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Russia's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Quotes

Alisa Titova: And you, do you have a lot on the moon?
Aleksandr Viktorovich 'Sasha': I don't need to escape anywhere, i feel bad enough here.
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Connections

Version of The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz 10 C Minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Methods of Mayhem
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Thank God for Sundance!
6 September 2011 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

Different movies would make a big buff out of you. Especially when they come from other countries. I've always had a craving for Russian films, with Mermaid, it can be perfect for people with big imaginations. Here you have a girl name Alice(Masha Shalayeva) who went through childhood going through different stages of life. When she was a young girl, she wanted to be a ballerina. That fell through because of her mother's indecisiveness. Whenever she had a man who wasn't her father, she would set fire to the place she lived. Going through silent stages, she makes everyone think she has a handicap. By the time she was older, she got through some things by chance, especially when one student dies in a freak accident. Then there was the time she left the house, and jumped in a saved him from drowning. After that, she fell in love with him, not knowing he was already taken. She saw the action between him and his girl, she said the same thing, only without causing arson. Alice made changes in her appearance and she still uses her imagination to fulfill her dreams. She may have the imagination, but her determination makes her relentless to the world. This movie makes some sense, and it gives some meaning throughout. I enjoyed it very much. I owe it all to Sundance. 5 Stars!


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