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Winter Thaw (2016)

An old man comes to realize the mistakes he has made in the past as he faces a crisis on Christmas day.


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Cast overview:
John Rhys-Davies ... Martin Avdeitch
Karl Johnson ... Stepanovich
Valentin Novopolskij Valentin Novopolskij ... Pyotr
Egle Spokaite Egle Spokaite ... Dunyasha
Kamile Gudmonaite Kamile Gudmonaite ... Irina
Sarunas Zenkevicius Sarunas Zenkevicius ... Anton Avdeitch
Simonas Dovidauskas Simonas Dovidauskas ... Younger Martin Avdeitch
Ieva Andrejevaite Ieva Andrejevaite ... Raisa
Paulius Markevicius Paulius Markevicius ... Mikhail Leskov
Clotilde Rigaud Clotilde Rigaud ... Apple Woman
Antanas Surgailis Antanas Surgailis ... Sergei
Nojus Stankevcius Nojus Stankevcius ... Street Urchin
Vaidotas Martinaitis Vaidotas Martinaitis ... Yakov
Inga Salkauskaite Inga Salkauskaite ... Sonya Usenko
Karolis Kasperavicius Karolis Kasperavicius ... Maxim


n late nineteenth-century Russia, Martin Avdeitch is a humble shoemaker whose life has been characterized by grief. But when Martin meets kindhearted missionaries, he finds the courage to look outside himself and trust in the goodness of God. This BYUtv original holiday special is based on Leo Tolstoy's short story, "Martin the Cobbler," and stars John Rhys-Davies.

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A re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy's beloved short story 'Martin The Cobbler


Drama | Family | Fantasy



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24 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Covers the same Christian theme as found in the song, "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief", written nearly a century earlier. See more »

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29 April 2018 | by jdloerSee all my reviews

What a fantastic story taken to film in such a flawless way. The direction, the adaptation and the acting, All top notch! and of course the Production team behind! Highly recommend this piece of art.

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