The Island

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Release Date: October 26, 2007Running Time: 112 mins.
Genre: Drama, Foreign

Petr Mamonov
Dmitri Dyuzhev
Viktor Sukhorukov
Yuri Kuznetsov

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A man destroyed by guilt and driven to the most extreme spiritual exhaustion sets out on his eternal quest for redemption. In 1942, a hysterical Russian soldier is forced by the Nazis to shoot his Captain before he himself is left for dead. The soldier survives, however, when he is rescued by monks. Thirty-four years later he is a notorious holy man and healer going by the name of Father Anatoly. He has spent the intervening years on the monks' tiny outpost, shoveling coal on his island as he did in the war, doomed to this Sisyphean task forever. Desperate and suffering people come from all around to seek him out; not only for blessings and guidance but also for his mystical powers to see th... Full Summary >>