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Novaya Zemlya (2008)

The year is 2013 and, with the abolition of the death penalty, prisons are overflowing across the globe presenting a major problem for the authorities. The solution is to ship a consignment... See full summary »

Director:

Aleksandr Melnik

Writer:

Arif Aliev (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konstantin Lavronenko ... Zhilin
Andrey Feskov Andrey Feskov ... Sipa
Marat Basharov Marat Basharov ... Tolya - Slesar
Pavel Sborshchikov Pavel Sborshchikov ... Obezyan
Sergey Zhigunov ... Polkovnik
Aleksandr Samoylenko ... Ali
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Sewing Dude (as Tommi Tiny Lister)
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Marta (as Ingeborga Dapkunayte)
Sergey Koltakov ... Makhov
Evgeniy Titov Evgeniy Titov ... Moryak
Vladislav Abashin ... Arzhanov
Zaza Chichinadze Zaza Chichinadze ... Amurbek
Viktor Zhalsanov Viktor Zhalsanov ... Yakut
Nikolay Stotskiy ... Volynets
Igor Pismennyy Igor Pismennyy ... Olafson
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The year is 2013 and, with the abolition of the death penalty, prisons are overflowing across the globe presenting a major problem for the authorities. The solution is to ship a consignment of them to a far-flung, freezing god-forsaken place and let them colonize it. When they find themselves deposited at their new home, the authorities leave a pile of numbered keys with which to unlock their chains, and then retreat to a safe distance. All hell breaks loose and among scenes of carnage, the Russians kill the Chechens with uncontrolled acts of murderous violence. Written by Noel Kardaris

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

28 August 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cannibal Massacre See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Best Russian movie of all new Russian movies!
1 February 2009 | by twiggyraSee all my reviews

At least Russian film companies stopped filming movies about "alcoholics in kitchen" and criminal-respected action-comedy. New century of Russian movies has began! This film contain beautiful scenes with nature, it showing experiments with human-factor and basic instincts. For me, it was pleasure to see good operator work and good actors. Also I was surprised to see one of the popular American actors at his favorite place - as prisoner! So everybody who was thinking that Russian movies suck - you must change your mind after watching this picture. In 2009 Russia will surprise us with a lot of good movies, but "Novaya Zemlya" have earned my 10 points without any questions!


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