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The Bride (2017)

Nevesta (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 19 January 2017 (Russia)
The unusual practice of photographing dead relatives during mid-1800s rural Russia will link a Philology student with her husband's abysmal family history.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Viktoriya Agalakova ... Nastya
Vyacheslav Chepurchenko ... Vanya
Aleksandra Rebenok Aleksandra Rebenok ... Liza
Igor Khripunov Igor Khripunov ... Barin
Natalia Grinshpun Natalia Grinshpun ... Aglaya
Victor Solovyev Victor Solovyev ... Ivan and Lisa's father
Marina Alhamdan Marina Alhamdan ... The Bride
Miroslava Karpovich ... The Wife
Evgeniy Koryakovskiy Evgeniy Koryakovskiy ... Nastya's teacher
Valeriya Dmitrieva
Dmitriy Kulichkov Dmitriy Kulichkov ... Tikhon
Lada Churovskaya Lada Churovskaya ... Serf Girl
Vladimir Seleznyov Vladimir Seleznyov
Vera Biryukova Vera Biryukova ... Tanya
Matt Fowler ... The Photographer (voice)
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Nastya is a young woman who travels with her soon to be husband to his family home. Upon their arrival, she can't help but think that the visit may have been a horrible mistake. She is surrounded by strange people and starts witnessing strange, terrible visions as his family prepares her for a mysterious traditional Slavic wedding ceremony. More than the wedding preparations, can she survive the next few days? Written by Horror Fan

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Russian

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19 January 2017 (Russia) See more »

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RUR 70,000,000 (estimated)

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RUR 95,180,978 (Russia), 19 January 2017, Wide Release
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The Photographer: The Russian scientist-chemist, the doctor of medicine Joseph Hamel, speaking at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, reported on the unusual properties of silver halide when deposited on the photographic plate. According to the scientist, the negative was capable of not only capturing the light reflected on it, but also to save something more: energy, which people called the soul. The academic community raised Hamel to laugh, but soon there was a ritual: the dead were photographed with eyes ...
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Leave It To Russia To Flip Hollywood On It's Head
11 October 2018 | by meddlecoreSee all my reviews

The Bride is a dark fairytale hailing from the Slavic steppes of Russia.

The story begins with a legend about a mad doctor who attempts to bring his recently deceased wife, back from the dead- in the body of a peasant virgin- by use of some sort of magical ritual that involves capturing the soul of the deceased person in a negative coated in this new silver emulsion, by painting their eyelids and having them photographed.

This involves burying the virgin alive in a coffin filled with items of the deceased.

Though, things don't exactly go as they had planned...as this act of utter desperation just leads the town and his family to become cursed. Fastforward a few generations later...and we find ourselves following college student, Nastya, and her photographer boyfriend, Ivan.

The two elope, before being harkened back to Ivan's childhood home, for a more "traditional" wedding ritual.

Not long after arriving, however, it becomes clear to Nastya that something eerie is going on with this family.

She's been hearing things in the walls; seeing things she can't explain, and doesn't like that they have got all sorts of bizarre plans that revolve around her.

It soon becomes evident that she's been conned, and their plans for her aren't exactly benevolent. But every attempt she makes to escape is thwarted.

Only a miracle can save her from facing the fate they have in store for her now.

But, short of that...she won't go down without a fight.

And she makes damn sure that her fate remains in her hands.

Based on some sort of old slavic marriage legend revolving around ritual this film is captivating enough to keep you entertained throughout.

While I'm not a huge fan of the CGI "Mother", it didn't really detract from the film any.

The only aspect of the plot I really didn't like, concerns the return of Ivan in perfect health after that major car accident.

That ruined the flow of plausibility. But I was still able to sit through and enjoy the rest of the film.

It's no Viy, or anything, but it's certainly watchable.

5.5 out of 10


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