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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
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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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: Why would anyone need a property on the moon?
Aleksandr Viktorovich 'Sasha': To have somewhere to escape.
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Connections

Version of Faerie Tale Theatre: The Little Mermaid (1987) See more »

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Music and Lyrics by Yuriy Antonov
Performed by Yuriy Antonov
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Creative, quirky, spectacular acting!
13 September 2011 | by sundisilverSee all my reviews

For whatever reason, Americans rarely are treated to Russian films, which is probably a great loss... certainly seems so after seeing the film "Mermaid." With a quirky story line and a very compelling opening sequence (great graphics!), it's a combination of incredible acting by the two actresses who play the lead character at different ages as well as the supporting cast and creative directing that make this worth watching. Not wanting to give anything away, I'll just say that my family enjoyed this film very much - but nothing prepared us for the ending. Highly recommend. (I reserved one star because I would have liked to see some creative cinematography of the Russian countryside; nevertheless, seeing Moscow up close in film is a treat.)


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