The long-awaited picture of the “Icebreaker” with a stellar cast of actors captivated the Russian audience.
The film has appeared on screens last Thursday and managed to get to the top rental, earning more than 125 million rubles only for the weekend. The plot is based on a true story of the Soviet icebreaker. In 1985 a group of explorers on the ship “Mikhail Gromov” is trying to leave from collision with a huge iceberg in Antarctica, but is captured – icebreaker is trapped by ice in the middle of the silent desert. Forced drift will last 130 days.
The team is trying to keep and discouraged, hoping for a speedy recovery, however, the Soviet leadership is in no hurry to get out of the trap his ship. Fuel rapidly ends, because most of it goes to heating, also supplies running out. People gradually covers the despair and fear to remain forever in the ice. The situation is aggravated by the constant confrontation between the two captains, by chance, found themselves on the same ship. Captain Petrov, played by actor Peter Fedorov removed from command due to an accident with one of the explorers falling overboard – it was not possible to save, but the team managed to get him a dog named Duchess. Adorable dog will show itself by discharging the situation and eriobotrya desperate sailors.
Instead Petrov’s command of the ship entrusted to the captain Sevchenko (Sergey Puskepalis). He arrives at the icebreaker with a helicopter, but the machine breaks, and Sevchenko is trapped on the ship, where the team is definitely on the side of the former captain. Hero Puskepalis forced to “snap,” and how truly Soviet-era elites, implicitly carries out instructions “from above”.
Most of the picture was filmed in Murmansk on one of the breakers, and before the filmmakers had the task to send the ship a few decades ago. Elaborate scenery and costumes of all the characters give a clear reference to the not so distant past – the Soviet past. The spirit of the time – phrase, the song, the overall atmosphere is transferred perfectly.
The Director of “Icebreaker” to Nikolay Khomeriki was almost impossible to weave into a single fabric of the drama unfolding on a small model of the Soviet Union – the ship, the tumult of the ocean and the vast beauty of icy landscapes and, of course, modern special effects that seamlessly fit into the picture and not look out of place. See how you can live in isolation more than 4 months and not go crazy, and see what the outcome of the enmity of the captains and the story of the iceberg that is already possible in the movies.
The film team