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The Postman's White Nights (2014)

Belye nochi pochtalyona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (original title)
The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Tryapitsyn Aleksey Tryapitsyn ... Lyokha
Irina Ermolova ... Irina
Timur Bondarenko Timur Bondarenko ... Timur
Viktor Kolobkov Viktor Kolobkov ... Kolobok
Viktor Berezin Viktor Berezin ... Vitya
Tatyana Silich Tatyana Silich ... Tatyana
Irina Silich Irina Silich ... Sestra Tatyany
Yuriy Panfilov Yuriy Panfilov ... Yura
Nikolay Kapustin Nikolay Kapustin ... Kolya
Sergey Yurev Sergey Yurev ... Uchastkovyy
Valentina Ananina ... Valentina
Lyubov Skorina Lyubov Skorina ... Lyubov Pavlovna
Lyubov Zykova Lyubov Zykova ... Sestra Lyokhi
Natalya Semyonova Natalya Semyonova ... Nachalnik gorodskogo Pochtamta
Margarita Titova Margarita Titova ... Nachalnik derevenskogo Pochtovogo otdeleniya
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The film represents life in a godforsaken Russian village. The only way to reach the mainland is to cross the lake by boat and a postman became the only connection with the outside world. A reserved community has been set up here. Despite the modern technologies and a spaceport nearby the people of the village live the way they would in the Neolithic Era. There is neither government nor social services or jobs. The postman's beloved woman escapes the village life and moves to the city. Postman's outboard engine gets stolen and he can no longer deliver mail. His normal pattern of life is disrupted. The postman makes a decision to leave for the city too but returns before long with no certain reason. The script is based on real characters' stories. People from the village play their own parts in the film. The search for the protagonist lasted for over a year. Written by Production Center of Andrei Konchalovsky

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The protagonist acting as the postman is not a professional actor but a real person working as a postman in the same Russian village. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Andrei Konchalovsky (2014) See more »

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Messa da Requiem
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Russian State Symphony Orchestra
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A reflection film about building blocks of human life and nature
19 October 2014 | by akebono82See all my reviews

Comments to the plot summary: the absence of our usual comfort doesn't necessarily mean "Neolithic Era" :) What this film has to offer is not what you see on the screen. It's what it makes you think about. It's the memories that it brings. It's much more. You might feel pity for these people in their remoteness, but, in fact, we should feel pity for ourselves in our addiction to comfort and lack of pure human interrelationship. They've definitely got it. It's about us, good and bad, silly and wise.. it's about kindness that is still there, deep inside us. It's about the beauty and magnificence of nature, which is our primary government. Purity, genuineness and reflection... Thank you, Mr. Konchalovskiy!


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

8 June 2015 (Slovenia) See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,491
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