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Notes from the New World (2011)

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"Notes From The New World" is a contemporary retelling of Dostoyevsky's novella which unfolds in Los Angeles where dreams and harsh realities collide. It is a place where almost everyone ... See full summary »

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Vitaly Sumin

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Credited cast:
Rebecca Light ... Irina - The Call Girl (as Rebecca Sigl)
Natasha Blasick ... Sonia - The Angel
Nathanael Theisen Nathanael Theisen ... Steven - The Poor Guy
Jerry Prager Jerry Prager ... Bob - The Rich Guy
Devorah Lynne Dishington ... Michelle the Secretary
Maxim Pollack Maxim Pollack ... Misha - The Mafia Boss
Rachel Elizabeth Garlington Rachel Elizabeth Garlington ... Angelina-Lolita (as Rachel Garlington)
Julia Emelin ... Linda - The struggling actress
Nick Tereschenko ... Igor - Mafia Pimp
Landall Goolsby ... Brian - Friend of Steven
Trip Hope ... Dan - Friend of Steven
Dmitriy Karpov Dmitriy Karpov ... Boris - The Mafia Spy
Raymond Alvarez Raymond Alvarez ... David - Sonia's Guardian Angel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Dane Doug Dane ... Spectator
John Giosa John Giosa ... Spectator
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"Notes From The New World" is a contemporary retelling of Dostoyevsky's novella which unfolds in Los Angeles where dreams and harsh realities collide. It is a place where almost everyone spies on everyone else, and everyone seems to be playing a dangerous game. Steven is torn between the loves of two women, each of them pretending to be somebody else. The danger only intensifies when Steven comes face to face with the Russian Mafia. Soon he will discover who he really is. On another level the story suggests an amazing reading of the state of the post modern/post communist world. Are we witnessing certain realization of Dostoyevsky's prophecies - especially as far as the Underground Man's dilemma regarding Love/Terrorism is concerned?.. Written by Vitaly Sumin

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The St. Matthew Passion Part 2. No 39. Aria
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Paul Goodwin, Conductor
JONATHAN MILLER, Director
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Sonia as Angel
17 October 2015 | by sabrina-hzSee all my reviews

I've had an opportunity to attend the private screening for this film. "She is like a firework or a bomb!" - This is my first impression of Sonia, one of the lead characters of the story (she's characterized as "angel" on the movie home page – www.notesthemovie.com) because she is not only beautiful but also unpredictable like terrorism. She causes the deaths of many people in Notes from the New World's story.

For Steven, Sonia indeed may be a girl who combines in herself the qualities of mother and "femme fatale" or should I also say "love and terrorism". Is this is why she is a sort of a special "angel" for him? I must say that I do worry a little bit about Steven when he starts again his life with Sonia. So, the ending theme is very meaningful.

As of this writing, I think we don't need to live underground to isolate ourselves. All we have to do is have cell phones. And indeed – now we could find many tweets from different Steven-alike guys on the internet.

This genre-straddling film is about both the past and the modern things.


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