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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Sergey Dreiden
Leonid Mozgovoy
David Giorgobiani
Sergei Dontsov
Mariya Kuznetsova
Directors
Alexander Sokurov
Screenwriters
Anatoly Nikiforov
Boris Khaimsky
Scetlana Proskurina
Aleksandr Sokurov
Running Time
96 minutes

Russian Ark
A moving tableau chronicling both momentous events and intimate incidents from Russian history.


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Plot
Flitting through 33 rooms, occupied by over 2,000 costumed characters, this is a moving tableau chronicling both momentous events and intimate incidents from Russian history - from the pomp of Peter and Catherine The Great, to the fall of the Tsars and the revolution.


Verdict
Russian Ark won't appeal to everyone, but anyone with an eye for beauty, a yearning for the past or a passion for pure cinema is going to be spellbound.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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