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The Icebreaker (2016)

Ledokol (original title)
Toward the icebreaker "Mikhail Gromov" is moving a huge iceberg. Leaving from collision, the ship falls into the ice trap, and is forced to drift near the coast of Antarctica.


Nikolay Khomeriki
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Credited cast:
Pyotr Fyodorov ... Petrov
Sergey Puskepalis ... Sevchenko
Aleksandr Pal ... Kukushkin
Vitaliy Khaev ... Bannik
Aleksey Barabash Aleksey Barabash ... Eremeev (as Aleksey I. Barabash)
Olga Filimonova ... Lyuda
Anna Mikhalkova ... Galina
Aleksandr Yatsenko ... Tsimbalistyi
Dmitriy Podnozov ... Dolgov
Boris Kamorzin ... Belyaev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beso Gataev Beso Gataev ... Cook
Sergey Gorbunov Sergey Gorbunov
Igor Khripunov Igor Khripunov ... Tikhonov
Anatoliy Khropov Anatoliy Khropov ... Chernogortsev
Dmitriy Mulyar Dmitriy Mulyar ... Safonov


Towards the icebreaker "Mikhail Gromov" is moving a huge iceberg. Leaving from collision, the ship falls into the ice trap and is forced to drift near the coast of Antarctica. Around it only an ominous silence and a bitter cold. Fuel is running out - Nerves on edge - And even if it would be possible to go, nowhere to go anyway. The crew of the icebreaker is no margin for error. One wrong decision and heavy ice crushed the ship. Written by Nikolay Demin

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Icebreaker trapped on ice
25 June 2019 | by christophermovertonSee all my reviews

An iceberg breaks friendly ice for this Soviet era survival tale. Between Soviet bureaucracy and Russian spirit, a ship and its crew finds itself stalled in Arctic waters with winter's ice advancing. Adding to bureaucratic changes from one seemingly self determined and reckless captain whose near colliding mishap with an iceberg proves too much, this story draws from a number of culminating points which might have served well for hindsight risk analysis. A crew's mutiny adds to the drama of an ending that were more likely a slow moving but still entertaining Sebastian Jünger story. Fortunately for the crew such tale neither ends on a note of deep tragedy and what once might have been an omen of the crew's death serves to provide their safe passage.

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Release Date:

20 October 2016 (Russia) See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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