Russian Ark (2002)

Russian Ark
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Period, Historical
Keywords real time, royalty, Russia, single take, time travel
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yelena Zhukova Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sergei Yevtushenko Music n/a 120781 8000001
Tilman Buttner Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Anatoli Nikiforov Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Natalia Kochergina Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Tatiana Komarova Casting n/a 179 10000001
Martin Scorsese Special Thanks n/a 120874 26000001
Vladimir Persov Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000001
Lidiya Kriukova Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Karsten Stoter Producer n/a 3 3000003
Jens Meurer Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Giorgobiani Actor Orbeli 1 1000004
Leonid Mozgovoy Actor Spy 1 1000003
Maria Kuznetsova Actor Catherine the Great 1 1000002
Alexander Chaban Actor Boris Piotrovsky 1 1000005
Maxim Sergeyev Actor Peter the Great 1 1000006
Andrei Deriabin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alexander Sokurov Director n/a 2 2000001
Aleksei Barabash Actor n/a 1 1000007
Sergei Dreiden Actor The Marquis 1 1000001
Told in one fluid shot, a tale which floats like a dreamlike journey through the spaces of the majestic Hermitage in St. Petersburg, engaging real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. The nameless protagonist, a 19th-century French diplomat, guides the audience through a lost, sumptuous dream--meant to be considered and experienced as the Enlightenment period. The film-staged among some of the masterpieces of the Western Art tradition--climaxes in a pageant of color, motion, and music. For Sokurov, the Hermitage--home to generations of Romonovs and repository of so much Russian history--is the ark of the Russian soul, guarding it affectionately until the world sees better days.