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It wowed audiences at Sundance, swept awards at international festivals, and has been hailed by critics worldwide as brilliant (Prost Amerika), beautiful (Quiet Earth) and the Russian AMÈLIE (Screen Daily). From breakthrough writer/director Anna Melikyan comes the quirky yet bittersweet story of Alisa, a lonely little girl from a seaside village who takes a vow of silence while believing she has the power to make wishes come true. But when Alisa is forced to move to Moscow as a teenager, her fairy tale world will collide head-on with the realities of love, innocence and material life in modern Russia. Masha Shalayeva in an award-winning performance stars in this landmark hit that remains one of the most enchanting, acclaimed and talked-about Russian films of our time.

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  • Actors: Eugeniy Tsyganov, Irina Skrinichenko, Masha Shalaeva, Evgeniy Ciganov, Maria Sokolova
  • Directors: Anna Melikyan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Russian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MPI HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: January 26, 2010
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002TZS5NI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,901 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Had the ending been different, I would have gladly given Mermaid a higher rating.
Mish Mosh
It quietly shows us our own ugliness in preferring surface beauty, glitz, and material things to lasting, spiritual things.
Mrs. Robinson
The ending surprised me, which I think it did a lot of people, but I actually liked it.
I Wasn't Here

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ES Blofeld on December 5, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There's about 15 minutes crudely hacked out of the film in this DVD release, and Amazon should have said as much. My advice would be to try and get it through another medium, as it was a great movie before IFC got its hands on it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Hendershot on January 28, 2012
Format: DVD
I ran into this movie on xfinity on-demand sundance filmfest films. I thought at first, "Mermaid, what the hell is this about?" Read the little overview and just decided to blacking watch it. Next thing I know I'm happy as hell, super stoked about the girl who walks around inside a radio costume for a job, because she just decided not to talk one day as a little girl, lol. This movie is just not only sweet feeling, but awesome! Actresses are both cute as buttons. Quirky. Odd. But such good, cute as hell(I guess)girlish fun. It's a one of a kind film. Hard not to fall in love with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Snow on August 11, 2011
Format: DVD
Brilliant - quirky and unique...

The film engages and subtly pulls you in to the life of a very unique heroine. Quite fascinating. Superbly directed. If you like well done indie films, check this one out.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SeekingTraveler VINE VOICE on March 19, 2010
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What a delightful surprise!

A fantastic comedic romance set in the new Russia with the totally charming Masha Shalaeva as the star (the woman who played Lise in the 2009 mini-series Brothers Karamazov or Bratya Karamazovy). To avoid "spoilers," I shall not reveal any part of the story.

I hope to see more films by director Anna Melikyan in future.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I Wasn't Here on August 11, 2010
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I loved this movie. I have a thing for foreign films, so I was excited to try this one out. I suppose the thing people should remember is to keep an open mind, otherwise they may be disappointed, and if you're not the type of person who likes weird films, or foreign films in general, then this probably isn't for you. Also, I think you should not even compare this to Amelie, especially if that is the reason you are watching this. I like Amelie too, but they are very different. I suppose the comparison comes from the heroines, who are both very quirky, loveable young women, and perhaps the slightly off-beat way the story is told and filmed. Just a heads up for those of you who think this is another Amelie.

I love the character of Alice, the heroine of Mermaid. She is odd, unique, unreal, and a pleasure to watch. I wouldn't mind seeing more of this actress. She is unlike anyone else.

The ending surprised me, which I think it did a lot of people, but I actually liked it. I won't give it away, though. It fit the story, oddly enough, and I was satisfied. Some people hate it, though, so be prepared. Also, this is based off of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (the book is different from the Disney movie), and I know people have been complaining that the ending is a cop-out, but it falls in line with the fairytale. I don't think they ended it that way to be shocking or to make it more final, it was just a modern version of what happened in the fairytale.

This movie is categorized as a drama, and although it isn't necessarily a happy film, I never felt that it was overly serious or depressing. It's amazing how the film-makers were able to keep it light and giddy throughout. I think that had a lot to do with Alice.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Robinson on March 14, 2012
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The most astonishing thing about this jewel of a film is that it manages to have a light, whimsical, childlike feel throughout -- humorous, almost frothy -- while being ultimately tragic. Beautifully so. It quietly shows us our own ugliness in preferring surface beauty, glitz, and material things to lasting, spiritual things. It is in no way a dark story, though. It is a story of light; the darkness is there, but it neither understands nor overcomes the light.

One thing you have to remember when watching this, particularly when taking in the shocking ending, is that this is based on Hans Christian Anderson's "Little Mermaid". Not the Disney version, but Anderson's version, which is not happy. I was outraged by the ending until I realized what I had watched. It isn't obvious. But the original story is there, definitely -- and for my money, this is the most genuinely magical film made of a fairy tale since Jean Cocteau's "Belle et Bete". Director Anna Melikyan has a poet's soul, or maybe it's just that she's Russian.

It's such a pleasure to see a leading actress with such unique charm, such an oddball brand of beauty, nothing like Hollywood. That's part of the point, of course -- she doesn't look like a model. The little girl who plays young Alice is absolutely adorable and heart-stealing and the most authentic portrayal of a young child in a movie that I've seen since "Ponette".

This would be worth seeing repeatedly simply for the scene with Alice and Sasha eating pineapple and playing dead in the park at night.

This film has burrowed into my soul. Watch it if you are patient and don't expect the obvious.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lost Wanderer on November 20, 2011
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I find it very curious that this lighthearted comedy is somehow polarizing, drawing some harshly negative reactions. The rather unconventional ending, at least from Hollywood/Disney standard, seems to put some people off further. I feel the IFC's official liner notes got the story totally wrong too. "Alisa, a lonely little girl from a seaside village...believing she has the power to make wishes come true... when forced to move to Moscow, her fairy tale world will collide head-on with the realities of love, innocence and material life in modern Russia". What???

While some people seem to take everything in this movie literally and consider it outrageous, insulting or whatever, to me this really is a fantastic, very sweet ode to not-so-beautiful, not-so-perfect people, like most of us. I do not think "Mermaid" compares to "Amelie", and that is not a bad thing at all. While in Amelie life is all beautiful and people are all good, Mermaid is a lot closer to the real world where lucky beautiful people take it all.

Most of Russian movies distributed in US today are sci-fi/action/epic films full of giddy computer special effects, but "Mermaid" is very intelligent, subtle, fantastic a comedy. I hope this wonderful movie finds broader audience outside Russia, and they produce more movies like this.
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