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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: 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 (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz 10 C Minor
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Methods of Mayhem
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Why worth watching and why worth remembering
28 December 2007 | by redhairedjimSee all my reviews

This beautiful picture represents the loveliest trend of the modern Russian cinema (that largely consists of cheap action movies and lachrymose dramas) - a definite piece of art and a work of an Author, a story that truthfully and painfully reflects city life from the confused point of view of an outsider, dreamer, youngster. "Rusalka" is often compared to "Progulka" (2003) and "Piter FM" (2006), as in this respect these films are kindred to "Rusalka", never mentioning the fact that they all star Yevgeni Tsyganov - the new Russian Gael García Bernal type. However, watching "Rusalka" aches more than two before-mentioned pictures, for it doesn't lie for the sake of good mood. "Rusalka" is sometimes also called "Amélie Poulain in Moscow" because of the expressive and charming character of the heroine who believes that life is a beautiful and never-ending mystery; however, "Rusalka" goes farther than "Amélie", openly showing that City is not only a place of romance and unexpected adventures, but in fact a get-together of very very lonely people who find each other to remain alone. "Such things do happen in megapoles. Seriously, no big deal. Such things do happen." This might hurt.


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