Russian Ark

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Russian Ark is a very interesting film. What drew me to it was the tag line of:  2000 cast members, 3 orchestras, 33 rooms, 300 years, ALL IN ONE TAKE

How can you not want to watch that? I guess it was actually two takes, the first got screwed up so they started over. It happens.

The movie is about a guy wandering the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, but he is unseen by other people. He meets another guy who isn’t Russian but somehow understands the language and can speak it. They wander through the museum and see various people from Russian history. There’s definitely a lot of WTF things about it. A lot of questions left unanswered or up to you.

The film is pretty damn neat. I am a fan of director Aleksandr Sokurov’s other movies as well, like Mother and Son and The Sun . The movie is pretty good, it’s engaging. I like history stuff in general so I am probably biased. For some people I can see how it might be boring. Also, it’s in Russian, so you’ll need some subs.

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