Aleksandr RODNYANSKY (STS media), Dmitry RUDOVSKY (Art Pictures Suio), Sergei MELKUMOV (Non Stop Production)
This movie is a direct continuation of the first film "Inhabited Island" or "Obitaemyi Ostrov." The year 2157. Pilots of the Freelance Search Group enjoy interstellar travelling . A Russian spacecraft, piloted by a 22 year old Maxim Kammerer, crashes on the distant inhabited Saraksh planet. After long years of a nuclear war, an environmental crisis reigns over the planet, the society is overburdened with social problems, and the established peace is quite shaky. The brave astronaut will explore a mysterious land governed by the Unknown Fathers who are five anonymous rulers manipulating the inhabitants’ consciousness using special emitters. There Maxim will meet new friends, make enemies, find his love and, after getting through dangerous trials, hunger, mortal hazards and losses, will lead a rebel movement challenging the five greedy rulers. The «Inhabited Island» book was written by the Strugatsky Brothers in 1968. For people separated from the Western world by the iron curtain, the book became almost dissident. Also to the present day, the «Inhabited Island» remains one of the most popular and favorite novels by the classics of the domestic science fiction. With 931 copies and 28 mln. USD in ticket sales "The Inhabited Island“ is the third largest release and by far the biggest box office hit of the year 2009 (among Russian-made films).