February 16, 2011

Movie: The Priest (Поп) [In Russian]

The Priest (Поп)

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko
Cast: Sergei Makovetsky, Nina Usatova, Elizabeth Arzamasova, Stepan Morozov, Kirill Pletnev, Viktoria Romanenko
Country: Russia
Genre: Drama, Historical, Military
Year: 2010
Length: 2:08:54

The film takes place during the German occupation of Soviet territory during the Second World War. Between 1941 and 1944, a small group of priests was dispatched by the Orthodox Metropolitan of Latvia on a mission to the Pskov region, then occupied by the Wehrmacht, to reopen churches closed by the Soviets.



Read more here (in Russian).

A review critical of the film and its message is here.

The official movie site is here.