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Russian Ark, 2002

Russian Ark
Starring: Serguei Dontsov, Maria Kuznetsova
Directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov
Written by: Boris Khaimsky
Language:  Russian
Country:  Russia, Germany
Runtime:  99 min
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Russian Ark can be described as stylized, atmospheric, and captivating. The plot revolves around culture clash, being haunted by the past, and a revolution. The main genres are drama, foreign, and period. In terms of style, Russian Ark is experimental, is episodic, and is epic. In approach, it is serious. The storytelling is slow paced. Russian Ark takes place in the 19th century and in the 20th century. Visually, it involves digital video effects. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed and an award winner.

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A visually hypnotizing cinematic feat, Russian Ark is Alexsandr Sokurov's spellbinding ode to St. Petersburg's... more

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Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Germany
Release date: 6 October 2002
Runtime: 99 min

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Serguei Dontsov Serguei Dontsov As The Stranger
Maria Kuznetsova Maria Kuznetsova As Catherine The Great
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Chicago Tribune
Extraordinary film, one that, like the museum itself, captures and shows three centuries of Russian culture and history in all its beauty, confusion, terror and majesty.
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A coda that will have the movie's audience gasping in exhilarated exhaustion, whispering astonished gratitude to Sokurov for having created vigorous art out of 21st century video technique and asking themselves, "What's the Russian word for Wow!?"
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A feast for the eyes
The Sheer scale of the production is amazing - hunderds and hundreds of extras all dressed in extremely elaborate costumes that show the fashion and style of over 300 years! not to mention the complexities of shooting a 90-minute ine...
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