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Silent Souls (2010)

Ovsyanki (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 October 2010 (Russia)
Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

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Denis Osokin, Aist Sergeyev (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Igor Sergeev Igor Sergeev ... Aist Sergeyev
Yuriy Tsurilo ... Miron Zaytsev
Yuliya Aug ... Tanya
Viktor Sukhorukov ... Vesa Sergeyev
Vyacheslav Melekhov Vyacheslav Melekhov ... Bird Seller
Larisa Domaskina Larisa Domaskina ... Policewoman Zoya
Yuliya Tushina Yuliya Tushina ... Aist's Mother
Ivan Tushin Ivan Tushin ... Young Aist
Elizaveta Sitdikova Elizaveta Sitdikova ... Rimma (as Leysan Sitdikova)
Olga Dobrina Olga Dobrina ... Yuliya
Sergey Yarmolyuk Sergey Yarmolyuk ... Inspector
Olga Gileva Olga Gileva ... Shop Assistant
Artyom Khabibulin Artyom Khabibulin ... Shop Assistant
Viktor Gerrat Viktor Gerrat ... Electrician
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Storyline

Present days. A man and his companion go on a journey to cremate the dead body of the former beloved wife, on a riverbank in the area where they spent their honeymoon.

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Taglines:

In this land there are only two gods: love and water.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 October 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Le dernier voyage de Tanya See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$563,554
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for the role, Igor Sergeyev played several games of tennis before shooting See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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A Road Movie unlike any other.
12 September 2013 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Clocking in at a very economical 78 minutes Aleksey Fedorchenko's "Silent Souls" is a remarkable and remarkably beautiful Russian film dealing with both grief and identity but in a manner that is both uplifting and almost surrealistically comic. It is the kind of film that Abbas Kiarostami might make or, in a much broader fashion, the Coens. The plot is both simple and minimalist. A man's wife has died and he wishes to take her body to be buried in the spot where they had spent their honeymoon, and in the custom of their race, but he does not want to involve the authorities so he enlists the help of a colleague, Aist, the film's narrator and its central character and it becomes a road movie unlike any other. Almost nothing happens and yet there is a great feeling that in the midst of death life goes on and that people continue to struggle for happiness at all costs. It's a melancholy subject but it isn't treated in a melancholy way. Little is actually said; these are indeed silent souls and what little story there is unfolds in almost totally visual terms and the cinematography of Mikhail Krichman is superb. An outstanding film that certainly doesn't deserve to get away.


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