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How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Kak ya provyol etim letom (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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One place. One day. Two men. The place is a polar research station on an island in the Arctic Ocean, inhabited now only by Sergei and Pavel. One day when Sergei is out angling, Pavel picks up a radio message that he daren't communicate.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Pavel
Sergey Puskepalis ... Sergey
Igor Chernevich ... Golos po ratsii - Sofronov (voice)
Artyom Tsukanov Artyom Tsukanov ... Golos po ratsii - Stas (voice)
Ilya Sobolev Ilya Sobolev ... Golos po ratsii - Volodya (voice)
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Storyline

A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere... Written by Koktebel Film Company

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Drama

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Ended This Summer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,968, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$8,109
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sergey Puskepalis lived not far from the filming location for 9 years. He said that this experience "let him merge with the landscape and people at once". See more »

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From Russia with love
26 September 2011 | by DoNotTrustImdbSee all my reviews

I have never watched a Russian film before and I was not sure what I was going to be in for with this film, but I was pleasantly surprised! The story line is fresh, simple but very effective, it is filmed well and the music/sound is very well done to really give this particular feel to my first watched Russian film.

Hollywood could pick this film up, change a few things to the story line, add a few well known actors in the mix and they would have a winner on their hands, Hollywood has been doing it for years, but damn I hope they don't do it with this film, as I think it is great the way it is.

Give it a go, no special effects, no blood and guts, just a good solid drama, with great decor to boot! 8 out of 10


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