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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 La petite sirène (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Ofanona
Ghana folk song
Performed by Kapitolina Lazarenko
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This movie makes Amélie look insignificant
8 November 2009 | by imbictaSee all my reviews

In the center of the plot there's a girl who can use magic realism to transform her life and the life of people living around her. But this is just as far as I can get with the comparison to The Fabulous World of Amélie Poulain. Because then comes the best.

In this movie you will face not only the benefits of this power but above all the desperation in it. The alienation in it. And the violence in it.

Turns out to be something much closer to real life, and real dreams and frustrations. It's not sweet, it's just big. Deserves to be watched for sure.


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