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How I Ended This Summer

Set against the spectacular, otherworldly landscape of the windswept Arctic Circle, writer/director Alexei Popogrebsky's multi-award winning psychological drama, is an immersive and compelling morality tale of isolation and survival against the elements. Grigory Dobrygin stars as Pavel, a young graduate posted to a remote meteorological station over the summer months. His gruff, non-communicative co-worker Sergei (Sergei Puskepalis) takes pride in the repetitive work and is rattled by Pavel's youthful carelessness and complacency, but the two go about their shared day-to-day lives, albeit with a heavy dose of mutual distrust. But when Pavel receives a gravely urgent radio message that out of panic, fear and intimidation he fails to pass on, he inadvertently triggers a series of events that spin inexorably out of control..

Year: 2011
Genre: Drama, Russian Cinema, Film Festivals 2010, 2012
Country: Russia
Director: Alexei Popogrebsky
Starring: Grigory Dobrygin, Sergei Puskepalis
Duration: 124 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Subtitles: Yes
7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Russia)

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