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The Ugly Swans (2006)

Gadkie lebedi (original title)
The writer is invited to the town of Tashlinsk by the mutants who emerged after an unnatural and constant rain causing the evacuation of the city, and by the children who are studying the unearthly knowledge of mutants.

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Konstantin Lopushanskiy (screenplay), Vyacheslav Rybakov (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Hlady ... Viktor Banev (as also Grigoriy Gladiy)
Leonid Mozgovoy Leonid Mozgovoy ... Ayzek Golemba
Aleksey Kortnev ... Pavel Sumak (as also Alexei Kortnev)
Rimma Sarkisyan Rimma Sarkisyan ... Ira Baneva
Laura Pitskhelauri Laura Pitskhelauri ... Diana
Sergey Barkovskiy Sergey Barkovskiy ... Gennadiy Komov (as also Sergei Barkovsky)
Dmitriy Ispolatov Dmitriy Ispolatov ... Bora Kunitsa (as Dima Ispolatov)
Olga Samoshina Olga Samoshina ... Lyudmila
Aleksey Ingelevich Aleksey Ingelevich ... Valentin Pilman (as also Aleksei Ingelevich)
Viktor Mikhaylov ... Mokrets Zinoviy (as Victor Mikhailov)
Viktor Dzekanovskiy Viktor Dzekanovskiy ... (as Vitya Dzekanovskiy) (as Victor Dzekanovsky)
Vladimir Grigorev Vladimir Grigorev ... (as Volodya Grigoriev) (as Vladimir Grigoriyev)
Vasiliy Petrov Vasiliy Petrov ... (as Vasya Petrov) (as also Vasily Petrov)
Ilya Kovalev Ilya Kovalev
Anastasiya Rudenko Anastasiya Rudenko ... (as Nastya Rudenko) (as also Anastasia Rudenko)
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A father travels with a UN envoy to the isolated town of Tashlinsk in search of his daughter, who has been institutionalized by a group of "non-humans". He must race against time before the authorities purge this mysterious institution. (Russian with English subtitles). Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

17 June 2006 (Russia) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not a good movie.
20 October 2018 | by alexeiisramSee all my reviews

This one is a miss. It's based on a book by Strugatsky brothers, but fails miserably to bring to the screen the enigmatic quality the book possesses. It's rather a straight forward attempt to push a liberal agenda. And a clumsy one imho. The book is way more nuanced and really tries to make one think on a subject of humanity. The movie feels cheap and it is in most parts poorly acted. Especially by children actors. It's often regarded as Tarkovsky's influenced film (Lopushanskiy, the director, being a Tarkovsky's protege) but it isn't. I don't see any Tarkovsky influences here. Nether in style, nor in story construction.


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