HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER

Directed by Alexei Popogrebsky
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"Gripping!...a suspenseful man-braving-the-elements adventure movie!"
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"Heart-stopping! Rich in resonance...a King Lear-type epic of madness and the elements of ... a tale of extraordinary endurance."
– Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
"One of the best films to come from Russia in recent years—Don't miss it!"
– Miranda Siegel, New York Magazine

Synopsis

On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player and video games to avoid Sergei's imposing presence. One day while Sergei is out, inexperienced Pavel receives terrible news for Sergei from HQ. Intimidated, Pavel can't bring himself to disclose the information. When the truth is finally revealed, the consequences explode against a chilling backdrop of thick fog, sharp rocks, and the merciless Arctic Sea.

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Customer Reviews


Brilliant film!


Senja JP Stanley - Customer Review
Poignant, paced in accordance to the setting and gravity of the storyline. Brilliant!


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Somehow this thriller is supposed to make us concerned for the safety of Pavel, who fears Sergai's potential wrath. However, it is Sergei that Imost sympathize due to Pavel's clumsy and irresponsible attituide that got him in this mess.

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Pavel (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and Sergei (Sergei Puskepalis) Close Up
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Pavel (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and Sergei (Sergei Puskepalis) Long Shot
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Pavel (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and Tower
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Pavel (Grigoriy Dobrygin) on Rocks
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Sergei (Sergei Puskepalis) in the Water
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Director Alexei Popogrebsky
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