Trailer For Russian Arctic Drama HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER

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Trailer For Russian Arctic Drama HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER
Fresh off its premiere at the 2010 Berlinale, an English subtitled trailer has arrived for Russian arctic drama How I Ended This Summer.  There looks to be a bit of an edge to this one but I'm not certain just how far it veers into thriller territory.

On a deserted Russian Arctic island, two men work diligently at a small meteorological station. Their task is to take regular readings from their partly radioactive surroundings and relay this crucial data on to headquarters via radio - their only bridge to the outside world. For a seasoned pro like Sergei, a gruff man in his fifties, this job has become routine. During the years he has spent in extreme isolation, he has learned to take this task very seriously.
His new work partner is the fresh-faced Pavel, a bright-eyed college grad assigned to spend the summer at the station. The two men have little in common, with Pavel sticking to the company of his MP3 and video games to avoid the bullish, vaguely threatening presence of Sergei. The balance tips one day when Sergei leaves his post to go fishing for trout in a nearby lagoon. He has entrusted Pavel to do the readings and radio them to the headquarters as required. Inexperienced Pavel misses the appointed reading time and falsifies the logs to cover it up. Worse yet, there is terrible news for Sergei from HQ. Intimidated and uneasy, Pavel keeps quiet, unable to bring himself to share the distressing news to Sergei. When the terrifying truth finally emerges, its inevitable consequences play out against a desolate backdrop of thick fog, sharp rocks, crashing waves, and the merciless Arctic Sea...
Check the trailer below!
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Aleksey PopogrebskiyGrigoriy DobryginSergey PuskepalisIgor ChernevichArtyom TsukanovDrama
kidlazarusFebruary 25, 2010 2:13 PM

Love the look of this. Judging by the first half of the trailer with its use of music and atmosphere you'd imagine this being a work by Spike Jonze or Wes Anderson. Then, all goes black...
Hopefully this makes its way Stateside.

AirchinapilotFebruary 25, 2010 5:41 PM

Looks solid. I've come to really like gritty Russian dramas ever since seeing The Return.