Russian Ark (2002)
Russian Ark (2002) Genre(s): Fantasy

Directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov

Starring: Sergei Dreiden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, David Giorgobiani, Aleksandr Chaban, Maksim Sergeyev

Synopsis: A dream-like tour of Russian history and The Hermitage. In Russian.

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The only movie I have ever seen that was done in one continuous shot. I can't imagine the amount of planning that must have required. And the cast was huge.

The story wasn't very engaging although that could be because I was often so captivated by the setting, the paintings, the sculptures, the architecture, that I forgot to read the subtitles. It made me wish that I understood Russian so I wouldn't have had to read. I liked how it ended though. It was very fitting.

Worth watching for the way it was made and for the tour of The Hermitage. Don't worry about the story.

Added 11 September 2004 at 2:15 AM

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