The Island (2007)
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.
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Critic Reviews for The Island
A contemplative fable, not without its wry wit, which effectively ponders the workings of faith, specifically the connection between gnawing guilt and a desire to do good.
The Island is visually stunning in its bleak, blue-hued austerity, but its storytelling is simplistic.
Screenplay by young Dmitry Sobolev, a student at Moscow's VGIK film school, has a familiar, almost folksy structure, making for satisfying storytelling but leaving viewers with less to ponder after the story's final, largely foreseeable twist.
An aggravating combination of piousness, arty self-pity, and knowing silliness meant to speak to higher spiritual truths.
Audience Reviews for The Island
I thought this Movie was Very Interesting..
and to me ..i was Fascinated with the Story..
and the Possibility..
My favorite book was similar to this Film...
i was Bound to Enjoy it ...
by turns beautiful, funny, touching, earnest. proof there are still wonderful films being made in russia.
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