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The Monk and the Demon (2016)

Monakh i bes (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery | 8 September 2016 (Russia)
A new brother settles in the friary. But dark forces follow him into the monastery and from time to time they materialize as Legion. Legion has chosen Ivan as the object of his devilish ... See full summary »

Director:

Nikolay Dostal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Timofey Tribuntsev ... Ivan
Georgiy Fetisov Georgiy Fetisov ... Legion
Boris Kamorzin ... Abbott
Roman Madyanov ... Cleric
Sergey Barkovskiy Sergey Barkovskiy ... Benkendorf
Mikhail Krylov Mikhail Krylov ... Monk
Mikhail Milkis Mikhail Milkis ... Andrey, adjutant
Tomas Motskus Tomas Motskus ... Monastic clerk
Georgiy Nazarenko ... One eyed monk
Vladimir Kapustin Vladimir Kapustin ... Monk- reader
Nikolai Shatokhin Nikolai Shatokhin ... Nikolai, inn owner
Tagir Rakhimov ... Barber
Sergey Mamaev Sergey Mamaev ... Police officer
Aleksandr Deryabin Aleksandr Deryabin ... Kuzma Alekseyvich, bailiff
Igor Gudeyev Igor Gudeyev ... Fedot
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A new brother settles in the friary. But dark forces follow him into the monastery and from time to time they materialize as Legion. Legion has chosen Ivan as the object of his devilish work, tempting him in every possible way in an attempt to make him abandon the chosen path of God.

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Genres:

Comedy | Mystery

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Not Rated

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seductive
24 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I do not know in which manner see a not Greek Orthodox Christian this film. but for an Orthodox believer, Monakh i bes is useful. as entertainment and as remember about the rules of Church. as answer to Ostrov and for the nice slices of Paterik. for the portrait of tsar Nikolay I and, sure, for the performances. sure, it is a comedy. and more. it is a precise portrait about the war between believer and devil. and only the knowledge of the Eastern tradition could give the support for understand the nuances and the references and the ironies and the circle who becomes frame of the story. the start point, sure, is the experience of Saint Ierarch John, archbishop of Novgorod, from the XII century. but the film gives the right colors to an episode who seems be only legend. and this does this film seductive.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

8 September 2016 (Russia) See more »

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Mnich i demon See more »

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Budget:

RUR130,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,963
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