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A remarkable film,
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This review is from: The Island aka Ostrov [DVD]  (DVD)
One of my favourite films of recent years. The lead actor is so convincing, that it times it appears he's living the film rather than playing a role in it. The dialogue is wonderful, full of religious imagery and symbolism; good food for the soul!
Some of the scenes are very touching, e.g when Father Anatoly (lead) heals the crippled boy, or when he successfully convinces a young woman to have her child instead of an abortion. Don't hesitate to buy it, you'll get something important from it, and it will linger in your memory long after you have watched it. A refreshing change from the Hollywood garbage which dominates modern cinema. If only it could be like this all the time!