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Dark Planet: Rebellion (2009)

Obitaemyy ostrov. Skhvatka (original title)
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Confronting the tyrannical power of his new planet, a space traveler from Earth discovers its true nature.

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Fedor Bondarchuk

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Marina Dyachenko (screenplay), Sergey Dyachenko (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Vasiliy Stepanov Vasiliy Stepanov ... Maksim
Yulia Snigir ... Rada (as Yuliya Snigir)
Pyotr Fyodorov ... Guy
Sergey Garmash ... Zef
Yuriy Kutsenko ... Vepr (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Strannik
Mikhail Evlanov Mikhail Evlanov ... Chachu
Andrey Merzlikin ... Fank
Maksim Sukhanov ... Papa
Fedor Bondarchuk ... Prokuror (as Fyodor Bondarchuk)
Evgeniy Sidikhin ... Test
Aleksey Gorbunov ... Shurin
Aleksandr Feklistov ... Dever
Leonid Gromov ... Gramenau
Sergey Barkovskiy Sergey Barkovskiy ... Renadu
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Maxim Kammerer fights for his love and freedom. He leads a rebel movement challenging the five greedy rulers. One of the rulers, Strannik, knows how dangerous Maxim can be. He makes up his mind to stop the young man at any cost. The last close fight will decide everything. Written by Katerina Sverchkova

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Referent Prokurora: The post supervisor issued a report that mentions a self-powered tank. He claims the mutants stole the tank and...
Prosecutor: [interrupts] Tank? The mutants - hijacked - a tank! What an idiot! Quickly, get me this dumbhead post supervisor's report and...
[points to his bowl]
Prosecutor: and more of this curative rubbish too.
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Disappointing for the book fans, mediocre B-movie for others
24 May 2009 | by zeev-lieberSee all my reviews

The director Fiodor Bondarchuk seems himself to be under the influence of the dangerous "A-rays", declaring unconditional faithfulness to the letter on the original Book, and not paying any attention to how it plays out as a film.

The book has all the elements needed for a Star Wars-like scenario: it creates a complete detailed world full with its history ("Noon Universe"); it has a number of mysteries that are gradually revealed to the reader - "I'm your father, Luke!" type moments and more. It has a number of philosophical connotations about historical necessities and taking responsibility for people's destiny. It is an epic masterpiece.

But! The authors of the 1968 book didn't think about turning it into a sci-fi movie. The majority of the book is written from the view point of its heroes, describing their feelings and thoughts. Dialogue and action takes secondary role.

So this book was taken and stripped off of any and all non-action language, and turned into a scenario. The result is extremely fast-paced, bullet-point-like re-telling of the main events of the book.

The act is horrible across the board. Of special notice is Koldun (Enchanter), which is all about the voice. This is the voice that reads out what can be thought as A. & B. Strugatsky's (ABS) actual position on the main dilemma. This voice is delivering one of the main messages of the film. The movie creators recognized that, and turned the Koldun scene into a separate scene, as opposed to being part of the "Meeting". But the voice is absolutely unremarkable, and just quickly reads through the text.

As a side note - the Bomber is just pathetic. The bomber itself is not significant altogether, and could be just left out. But it was left in, and instead of a complex technical scene involving a large airplane, the creators opted for a cheaper CG solution. This is strange to say the least, given the $40M budget of the film.


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Russia

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Russian

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23 April 2009 (Russia) See more »

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