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Ekskursante (2013)

The story of a ten year old girl who escapes from a deportee train and goes on a 6000 km long journey back to her homeland.

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Audrius Juzenas

Writer:

Pranas Morkus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anastasija Marcenkaite ... Marija
Igor Savochkin ... Russian Deportee Vityok (as Igor Savockin)
Kseniya Rappoport ... (as Ksenija Rappoport)
Raisa Ryazanova ... Baba Nadya (Grandma) (as Raisa Riazanova)
Alyona Ivchenko Alyona Ivchenko ... (as Aliona Ivcenko)
Juliana Semionova Juliana Semionova ... Lena Dontsova
Sergey Garmash ... Pavel Petrovich (as Sergej Garmas)
Algirdas Paulavicius
Dmitriy Gotsdiner Dmitriy Gotsdiner ... Soldier in the train (as Dmitrij Gotsdiner)
Margarita Ziemelyte Margarita Ziemelyte ... Teacher in the orphanage
Nele Savicenko Nele Savicenko
Viktor Dobronravov Viktor Dobronravov ... Soviet Army Pilot
Gediminas Adomaitis Gediminas Adomaitis
Airida Gintautaite Airida Gintautaite
Egle Mikulionyte Egle Mikulionyte
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The story of a ten year old girl who escapes from a deportee train and goes on a 6000 km long journey back to her homeland.

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Country:

Lithuania

Language:

Russian | Lithuanian

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (Lithuania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Excursionist See more »

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Cinemark See more »
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Blast from the past
1 January 2016 | by paliokasgSee all my reviews

I had pretty low expectations for the movie initially and was pleasantly surprised how good this movie turned out to be. The story line is not fast-paced but is very involving and generally looks very believable because.. that's right - it's based on a true-story. What I liked most about this movie was that there are plenty of scenes where you have to questions yourself - how did the character ended where she is now, how much time has passed, why other characters make fairly irrational decisions, have I missed something.. until you start getting clues from the movie itself - you have no time to get bored.

You get a glimpse of how surreal life was in post ww2 soviet empire while it was still fresh with all the uncertainty, paranoia and ridiculousness of the times. Russian characters are played by Russians themselves - nobody else is fit for this job. In the movie you meet friends among enemies and biggest traitors among people of your own. There is at least one scene probably too psychological for average viewer and you start to question how did it end up in the script.. until you realise that the story is impossible without this part and it is there because this is what happened in real life. Definitely a must-watch.


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