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How I Ended This Summer (2010)

Kak ya provyol etim letom (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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One place. One day. Two men. The place is a polar research station on an island in the Arctic Ocean, inhabited now only by Sergei and Pavel. One day when Sergei is out angling, Pavel picks up a radio message that he daren't communicate.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grigoriy Dobrygin ... Pavel
Sergey Puskepalis ... Sergey
Igor Chernevich ... Golos po ratsii - Sofronov (voice)
Artyom Tsukanov Artyom Tsukanov ... Golos po ratsii - Stas (voice)
Ilya Sobolev Ilya Sobolev ... Golos po ratsii - Volodya (voice)
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A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once strategic research base. Pavel receives an important radio message and is still trying to find the right moment to tell Sergei, when fear, lies and suspicions start poisoning the atmosphere... Written by Koktebel Film Company

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How I Ended This Summer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,968, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$8,109
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Award winning and quite rightly so,
9 November 2011 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

How i ended this summer was the winner of the 2010 London film festival award and it also won many other awards from around the world and quite rightly so in my opinion.

Two men of different generations , who work on a an Arctic weather station , come to blows when the younger man has to tell his colleague of a family tragedy but fears the consequences of telling him.

This film will not appeal to everyone. It's a Russian film directed by Aleksei Popogrebsky and although subtitled , does not really depend on a large amount of dialogue to tell the story.

It starts of at a slow pace and as the film progresses , the tension builds to the point that it gets the viewer angry as to the decisions that are being made. Why doesn't the young man tell his elder the news? Is he really that scared of him? What will happen when he finds out?

This is a film about human relationships and vulnerability .

Apart from the tense story , it looks superb too and i only hope lots of people give this film a chance because they wont regret it.


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