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Silent Souls (2010)

Ovsyanki (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 October 2010 (Russia)
Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

Writers:

Denis Osokin, Aist Sergeyev (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Igor Sergeev Igor Sergeev ... Aist Sergeyev
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Miron Zaytsev
Yuliya Aug ... Tanya
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Vesa Sergeyev
Vyacheslav Melekhov Vyacheslav Melekhov ... Bird Seller
Larisa Domaskina Larisa Domaskina ... Policewoman Zoya
Yuliya Tushina Yuliya Tushina ... Aist's Mother
Ivan Tushin Ivan Tushin ... Young Aist
Elizaveta Sitdikova Elizaveta Sitdikova ... Rimma (as Leysan Sitdikova)
Olga Dobrina Olga Dobrina ... Yuliya
Sergey Yarmolyuk Sergey Yarmolyuk ... Inspector
Olga Gileva Olga Gileva ... Shop Assistant
Artyom Khabibulin Artyom Khabibulin ... Shop Assistant
Viktor Gerrat Viktor Gerrat ... Electrician
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Storyline

Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In this land there are only two gods: love and water.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

To prepare for the role, Igor Sergeyev played several games of tennis before shooting See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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A Passenger's View into the A Desolate Portrait into the Life and Customs of the Merya
11 June 2020 | by ReviewingHistorySee all my reviews

Silent Souls. A fitting adapted English title to this film. In short, Aist and Miron serve as the guides to a desolate portrait into the life of the Merya people of Russia. The journey is centered on the grieving of a husband for his wife, and on the the associated death rites. As such, the film gives viewers a passenger's perspective into the customs and thoughts of a people whose rituals have been disappearing. All in all, Silent Souls is informative and simple, dragging viewers slowly into a surprising and symbolic conclusion. It is a film best observed through the gaze of an anthropologist or ethnographer, and taken in with the intention to learn and absorb a culture that to most will be new and foreign. In sum, one ought not to expect Hollywoodian diversions.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Le dernier voyage de Tanya See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$563,554
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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