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A.k.a.
Russian Ark
Year
2002
Runtime
99 min.
Director
Aleksandr Sokurov
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, History
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
12,826
Checks
4,078
Favs
381
Dislikes
67
Favs/checks
9.3% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. neocowboy's avatar

    neocowboy

    Having been to Russia and The Hermitage and picking up quite a lot of Russian history, I still find this films content to be considerably esoteric. It is not so much a history lesson as it is an occasional milieu of famous peoples and events from which this viewer feels completely removed.

    The praise for this film, I feel relies too much upon the - dare I say - gimmick of the one take wonder. It is beautiful, but it pales to the awe of walking the salons of the Winter Palace in person. It is also accomplished but all the technical brilliance can't conceal the - possibly erudite, but in my mind - whimsically vague wanderings of two ethereal men-out-of-time.

    The one scene(?) I did find intriguing was in front of Rembrandt's Danae. "This painting and I share a secret." Indeed.
    7 years 6 months ago
  2. MovieDan82's avatar

    MovieDan82

    One of the most beautiful films I've seen in a long time. I'm embarrassed that it took me so long to get to this title. 11 years 11 months ago
  3. MKej's avatar

    MKej

    The last 10min is fantastic 7 years 4 months ago
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