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Trailer: "Russian Ark"


This film was shot in one 96 minute long take, and went through 33 rooms of The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg Russia, the film covers 300 years of Russian history.

Russian Ark (Russian: Русский ковчег, Russkij Kovcheg) is a 2002 historical drama film directed by Alexander Sokurov. It was filmed entirely in the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum using a single 96-minute Steadicam sequence shot. The film was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

An unnamed narrator wanders through the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The narrator implies that he died in some horrible accident and is a ghost drifting through the palace. In each room, he encounters various real and fictional people from various periods in the city's 300-year history. He is accompanied by "the European", who represents the Marquis de Custine, a nineteenth-century French traveler. Russian Ark uses the fourth wall device extensively, but repeatedly broken and re-erected. At times the narrator and the companion interact with the other performers, while at other times they pass unnoticed.

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Full movie with English subtitles.

Was expecting something Indiana Jones-like from title.

This is nothing like Indiana Jones.

I didn't watch the whole movie yet but it really is all one single steadycam sequence shot.

Which is kind of amazing when you think about it.

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