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Ierey-san. Ispoved samuraya (2015)

An Orthodox priest, Father Nikolay, the brother of a Yakuza boss, is drawn into in a mob war in Japan. He escapes to the small Russian village of Glubokoe, where he finds that war has found him again.

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Credited cast:
Oleg Almazov ... Chinovnik
... Joddgy
Alina Babak ... Katya
Oleg Bilik ... Voditel
... Borodina
... Dormidont
... Eryomina
Artyom Fedotov ... Sanya Teplitskiy
... Eryomin
... Otets Serafim
... Yakhontov (as Igor Zhizhikin)
Sergey Komarov ... Matvey
... Shatun
... Makarova
Vadim Medvedev ... Otets Nikolay (voice)
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An Orthodox priest, Father Nikolay, the brother of a Yakuza boss, is drawn into in a mob war in Japan. He escapes to the small Russian village of Glubokoe, where he finds that war has found him again.

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Voin opredelyaetsya ne siloy, a dukhom (A warrior is not defined by his strength, but by his spirit)

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26 November 2015 (Russia)  »

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Jerej-san: Ispovest samuraja  »

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After studying it in depth in order to accurately portray a priest in this film, Japanese-American actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa decided to convert to the Russian Orthodox faith. He was baptized on November 13, 2015, just 2 weeks before the release of the film. As a result of his conversion, he ultimately chose to become a Russian citizen. See more »

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Almost excellent
4 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

The movie is done to the point. It has quite a few impressive details and connotations, which probably will go unnoticed to the regular viewer at first sight. Like a flash of lightning behind Nelyubin. Or Nikolay's refusal to fight off the two policemen. Or the hunter's inability to shoot the bear. Or the glance in the water. Or the ending scene fading into white. It can be quite a considerable list of such happenings. No surprise, though, while a real Orthodox priest takes part in this one.

A very good example of Russian cinema. Still, one complaint from my side: the music (especially at the very end) should have been different. But this is my taste - would prefer mild choir music in this instance or even just the sounds of nature (birds singing for example). Grebenshchikov's score was great in the famous and groovy "Black Rose...", but not here. Here it sounds cheap, sorry.

Thank you for attention. A 9 out of 10.


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