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The Island (2011)

In this romantic drama featured at the Cannes Film Festival, a couple, Sophia and Daniel, find their passionate romance taking a shocking turn when they visit the Bulgarian seaside. As they... See full summary »

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Kamen Kalev

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Kamen Kalev
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Cast

Credited cast:
Laetitia Casta ... Sophie
Thure Lindhardt ... Daneel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bertille Chabert ... Lou
Rousy Chanev Rousy Chanev ... Pavel
Olivier Claverie Olivier Claverie ... Simon
Alexander Elenkov Alexander Elenkov ... Bellboy
Alejandro Jodorowsky ... Jodo
John Laskowski ... Office Colleague
Elli Medeiros ... Jeanette
Monio Monev Monio Monev
Mihail Mutafov Mihail Mutafov ... Ilia
Silvia Petkova Silvia Petkova ... Reporter
Petar Popyordanov Petar Popyordanov
Loïc Risser Loïc Risser ... Office Employee
Teddy Ruseva Teddy Ruseva
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In this romantic drama featured at the Cannes Film Festival, a couple, Sophia and Daniel, find their passionate romance taking a shocking turn when they visit the Bulgarian seaside. As they enter a mysterious Black Sea island, the couple finds their true passions challenged in a way they'd never expected.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Bulgaria | Sweden

Language:

Bulgarian | English | French

Release Date:

10 October 2011 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

To nisi See more »

Filming Locations:

Burgas, Bulgaria See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color | Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A serious attempt to explore the unexplainable. To show what meditation is!
30 April 2012 | by eccehomo-1See all my reviews

Since the beginning of cinema, as science, art and philosophy many filmmakers have been attempting to explore the human soul. Very few have achieved to go even close to the truth. Paradoxically when filmmakers achieved this gigantic and unthinkable mission sharing it with the audience they in the best case become recognized and appreciated after their death.

The Island is a bold and very brave attempt from Kamen Kalev and everybody who helped him to meditate on what is deep inside us, the foremost within us. The film brings us into a condition of watchfulness where you are not entertained by the plot, there are many flaws into the film's structure and even narration and exactly these flaws make the film so unique and powerful.

This film is for meditative people, who have at least one time in their life closed their eyes and breath with awareness.

Brilliant!!!


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