Russian Ark

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Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (THE SUN) broke boundaries with his dreamlike vision of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russian Ark. It's the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take (on digital video, using a specially designed disc instead of tape). read more

Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (THE SUN) broke boundaries with his dreamlike vision of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russian Ark. It's the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take (on digital video, using a specially designed disc instead of tape). Russian Ark is shot from the point-of-view of an unseen narrator, as he explores the museum and travels through Russian history. The audience sees through his eyes as he witnesses Peter the Great (Maksim Sergeyev) abusing one of his generals Catherine the Great (Maria Kuznetsova) desperately searching for a bathroom and, in the grand finale, the sumptuous Great Royal Ball of 1913.

Original Release

06/06/2002

US Release

06/06/2002

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Cast

Leonid Mozgovoy The Spy
David Giorgobiani Orbeli
Mariya Kuznetsova Catherine The Great
Maksim Sergeev Peter the Great
Vladimir Baranov Nicholas II
Kirill Miller Court Official
Sergey Dreyden The Stranger (The Marquis de Custine)
Oleg Palmov столовой дворецкий
Philippe Baron (as Filipp Baron)
Oleg Losev Court Official
(see additional cast & crew)
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