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The Inhabited Island
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Обитаемый остров


 L'Ile habitée / Prisoners of Power: Battlestar Rebellion

 Obitayemyy ostrov

Directed by : Fyodor BONDARCHUK (Федор БОНДАРЧУК)
Writing credits : Sergey DYACHENKO (Сергей ДЯЧЕИКО), Marina DYACHENKO (Марина ДЯЧЕИКО), Eduard VOLODARSKY (Эдуард ВОЛОДАРСКИЙ)
Ignat AKRACHKOV (Игнат АКРАЧКОВ) ...le référent du procureur
Fyodor BONDARCHUK (Федор БОНДАРЧУК) ...le procureur
Aleksandr FEKLISTOV (Александр ФЕКЛИСТОВ) ...Dever
Pyotr FIODOROV (Пётр ФЕДОРОВ) ...Gaï Gaal
Sergey GARMASH (Сергей ГАРМАШ) ...Zef
Aleksey GORBUNOV (Алексей ГОРБУНОВ) ...Chourine
Leonid GROMOV (Леонид ГРОМОВ) ...Gramenau
Gosha KUTSENKO (Гоша КУЦЕНКО) ...Vepr
Sergey MAZAYEV (Сергей МАЗАЕВ) ...Voldyr
Andrei MERZLIKIN (Андрей МЕРЗЛИКИН) ...Fank
Anna MIKHALKOVA (Анна МИХАЛКОВА) ...Ordi Tader
Kirill PIROGOV (Кирилл ПИРОГОВ) ...Sviokor
Aleksey SEREBRIAKOV (Алексей СЕРЕБРЯКОВ) ...le pèlerin
Yevgeni SIDIKHIN (Евгений СИДИХИН) ...Test
Yulia SNIGIR (Юлия СНИГИРЬ) ...Rada Gaal
Vasili STEPANOV (Василий СТЕПАНОВ) ...Maksim Kammerer
Maksim SUKHANOV (Максим СУХАНОВ) ...Papa
Yuri TSURILO (Юрий ЦУРИЛО) ...général
Mikhail YEVLANOV (Михаил ЕВЛАНОВ) ...le capitaine Tchatchou
Cinematography : Maksim OSADCHY (Максим ОСАДЧИЙ)
Production design : Kirill MURZIN (Кирилл МУРЗИН), Pavel NOVIKOV (Павел НОВИКОВ)
Produced by : Sergey MELKUMOV (Сергей МЕЛЬКУМОВ), Aleksandr RODNIANSKY (Александр РОДНЯНСКИЙ)
Production : Art Pictures Studio, Non-Stop Production, СТС
Film revenue in Russia : 21.8 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 01/01/2009
Sites : Allociné, IMDb
VOD or DVD release in France : 2012-08-01, Site

Plot synopsis
The year is 2157. The blossom times for the human civilization. Pilots of the Free Search Group furrow the space. Russian spacecraft piloted by Maxim Kamerrer, 22 years old, crashes on the distant inhabited Saraksh planet. After long years of a nuclear war, an environmental crisis reigns over the planet, the society is overburdened with social problems, and the established peace is quite shaky. The valiant astronaut will get acquainted with a mysterious land governed by the Unknown Fathers which are five anonymous rulers manipulating the inhabitants’ consciousness using special emitters. Here Maxim will meet new friends, make enemies, find his love and, after getting through dangerous trials, hunger, mortal hazards and losses, will lead a rebel movement challenging the five greedy rulers.

The «Inhabited Island» book was written by the Strugatsky Brothers in 1968. For people separated from the Western world by the iron curtain, the book became almost dissident. Also to the present day, the «Inhabited Island» remains one of the most popular and favorite novels by the classics of the domestic science fiction.

Commentaries and bibliography
Fedor Bondarchuk : The Inhabited Island, Parts 1 and 2 (Obitaemyi ostrov, 2008 and Obitaemyi ostrov: Skhvatka, 2009), Muireann MAGUIRE, kinokultura.com, 2009

Selected in the following festivals :
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2012
- Era New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Poland), 2011
- Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival : NIFF, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), 2010
- Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival, Antalya (Turkey), 2010
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2009
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2008

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