5.9/10
534
3 user 23 critic

Mishen (2011)

In 2020, a group of wealthy Muscovites traveling to a complex of abandoned astrophysics, where rumors say they have enough power to stop the aging process.
Reviews
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Moskva (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The film centres on Mike, a businessman in decidedly the new Russian mould. When Mike gets stung on a deal, his suspicions immediately fall on Lev, who receives the customary torture to make him reveal where the money has gone.

Director: Aleksandr Zeldovich
Stars: Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Tatyana Drubich, Natalya Kolyakanova
Kopeyka (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this movie we follow fate not a person but car: first Soviet Lada. It starts with Brezhnev daughter and then gradually moves on parallel to last years of USSR into wild after-perestroika years with bandits and newly born oligarchs.

Director: Ivan Dykhovichnyy
Stars: Sergey Mazaev, Andrey Krasko, Yuriy Tsurilo
Certificate: M Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about... See full summary »

Director: Robert Enrico
Stars: Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Joanna Shimkus
4 (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Meat merchant Oleg, prostitute Marina, and piano tuner "simply Volodya" drop into an all-night bar in Moscow, where they are served by a narcoleptic bartender (three plus one is four) while... See full summary »

Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy
Stars: Yuriy Laguta, Marina Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov
Dubrovskiy (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A modern take on the classic novel by Alexander Poushkine. Vladimir is a successful banker and a regular at trendy night clubs. Masha is a diligent graduate of a British college and a ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Vartanov
Stars: Danila Kozlovsky, Klavdiya Korshunova, Yuriy Tsurilo
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Alexei Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov
Nocturama (2016)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hoping to claim his newly vacated apartment, a young man travels across Russia with his aging gangster father to admit him into a nursing home.

Director: Alexander Hant
Stars: Dmitriy Arkhangelskiy, Sergey Bukreev, Konstantin Gatsalov
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Adam's first wife Lilith is mentioned in ancient Oriental legends, in Talmud and in the medieval books of Cabala. According to these sources, she was not created from Adam's rib like Eve ... See full summary »

Director: Evgeniy Pashkevich
Stars: Olga Shepitskaya, Rezija Kalnina, Girts Kesteris
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Contemporary Moscow. Nikita and Afina are the perfect couple: young, smart, attractive, and in love. Well, perfect, that is, until Afina suddenly leaves Nikita for a 40-year-old dentist. How will Nikita win her back?

Director: Pavel Ruminov
Stars: Paulina Andreeva, Natalya Anisimova, Darya Arefeva
Pyat nevest (2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

May 1945, a young pilot Aleksey Kaverin stationed in Germany is going home to Russia for vacation. The problem is he needs to bring a bride. And not only to himself but to four his friends as well.

Director: Karen Oganesyan
Stars: Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Aleksey Dmitriev, Andrey Fedortsov
Arrhythmia (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A paramedic devoted to his patients struggles to make time for his wife who begins to believe his patients are more important to him than she is.

Director: Boris Khlebnikov
Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva, Nikolay Shrayber
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Andrey
... Nikolay
... Mitya (as Danila Kozlovskiy)
Nina Loshchinina ... Taya
Svetlana Novikova
Daniela Stoyanovich ... Anna
... Victor
... Zoe
Edit

Storyline

In 2020, a group of wealthy Muscovites traveling to a complex of abandoned astrophysics, where rumors say they have enough power to stop the aging process.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In the year 2020, a group of wealthy Moscovites travel to an abandoned astrophysics complex, rumoured to have enough power to halt the process of ageing

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 June 2011 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Cel  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For her role in this film, Justine Waddell learned the Russian language from scratch. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Glorious, Slow-paced, but ultimately satisfying film
28 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Beautifully shot and set in the most incredible landscapes ever (apparently most of the exteriors were filmed in Mongolia), this is an extraordinary near-future intellectual sci-fi. The sci-fi elements in the film are integrated into the narrative in a fundamental way, as opposed to the effects in movies about the future which are more like robot porn.

Here, everything is understated: There are four main characters who are driven to be more than human, and each one is a microcosm of one segment of Russian society: there is an overachieving Noble-prize level scientist; his frigid Stepford wife; her brother who is a Russian version of Ryan Secrest; and a neo-Nazi type of leader of an organized crime syndicate. This last one is all evil, whereas the others are complicated by their personalities, which range between good and non-good.

They journey to a distant site in the middle of a vast empty landscape-- a circle that seems to be a mile in diameter, in which the center functions as a kind of funnel for all of the energy gathered from the sun and stars. There is a rumor that all of the people in the area have eternal youth, and these four are intrigued enough to spend any amount to find out for themselves.

Into the mix is thrown a woman who may just be the Russian Secrest's perfect counterpart, and the five of them "adopt" one woman who appears to be in her 20's, yet is 30 years older. Now the six characters experience what it means to have complete and utter youth and happiness. As you might imagine, it comes with horrifying pitfalls.

There are so many themes in the film that it would be hard to summarize them all, but suffice it to say that the film plays with the idea of a sliding scale of good and evil existing in all people and all things.

And there is yet another important theme, which is that old age, with its wisdom, is way more preferable than the limitations of a life of childish wanton behavior.


6 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed