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Father Alexander is trying to maintain peaceful life for his church amidst the Nazi occupation during WWII.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Otets Aleksandr Ionin
Nina Usatova ... Matushka Alevtina
Elizaveta Arzamasova Elizaveta Arzamasova ... Eva (as Liza Arzamasova)
Kirill Pletnyov Kirill Pletnyov ... Aleksandr Lugotintsev
Anatoliy Lobotskiy Anatoliy Lobotskiy ... Freygauzen
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Mitropolit Sergey
Viktoriya Romanenko Viktoriya Romanenko ... Masha
Stepan Morozov Stepan Morozov ... Vladykin
Gennadiy Garbuk Gennadiy Garbuk ... Nikolay Toroptsev
Aleksandr Doronin Aleksandr Doronin ... Otets Georgiy Benigsen
Vadim Zhuk ... Moisey Suskin
Nikolay Ryabychin Nikolay Ryabychin ... Stepan
Aleksandr Zavyalov Aleksandr Zavyalov ... Rozanov
Egor Shik Egor Shik ... Kostik Toroptsev
Anna Gulyarenko ... Timofeeva
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Set in Russia and based on the true story happened during WWII. Father Alexander (Makovetsky) is making every effort to maintain peaceful life for his church during the Nazi occupation. His mission is to survive through the deadly war and save the civilians. But he is only a human... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German | Latvian

Release Date:

4 April 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Priest See more »

Filming Locations:

Belarus See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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For memory and soul
8 July 2010 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

Beautiful. Powerful. And cold. Delicate and sad. A testimony about a time, few people and definition of faith. Gray shadows and gorgeous lights. A priest and a village. The presence of God as song of soul. Words and looks. And courage to be yourself. A film like a ice flower, small, in facts but awful remember. The father Alexander may be any priest in Gulag. Every man for who the values are more than letters on a paper. Must see to understand a Russia. And for discover a strange science to say the truth, to kill the evil, to be more shadow in a crazy era. A film about life and its little pieces. A movie about love and pray in the childhood nuances. A confession of an old monk. In the skin of a smile. The man and his existence. The ladder. The fight.


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