The Island

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Original title Остров
Category Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2006
Production Country
Directors Pavel Lungin
Cast Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Viktoriya Isakova, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Aleksey Zelensky, Timofey Tribuntsev, Yuriy Kuznetsov
Distributor Curzon Artificial Eye

Synopsis

Somewhere in Nothern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives a very unusual man. His fellow-monks are confused by his bizarre conduct. Those who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future. However, he considers himself unworthy because of a sin he committed in his youth. The film is a parable, combining the realities of Russian everyday life with monastic ritual and routine.