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Russian Ark

Sokurov’s journey through 300 years of Russian art and history was the first ever feature to be shot in a single, unedited take – the ultimate director’s cut. Magically transported to St Petersburg’s Hermitage museum in the early 1700s, a contemporary filmmaker and a cynical 19th Century French diplomat become accomplices in an extraordinary voyage through Russia’s turbulent past to the present day.