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Otets i syn (2003)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 September 2003 (Russia)
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A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Andrei Shchetinin ...
Father
Aleksei Neymyshev ...
Aleksei, the Son
Aleksandr Razbash ...
Sasha
Fyodor Lavrov ...
Fyodor
Marina Zasukhina ...
Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Aleksakhina
Jaime Freitas
João Gonçalves
Svetlana Svirko
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A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. Sometimes even like lovers. Following in his father's path, Aleksei attends military school. He likes sports, tends to be irresponsible and has problems with his girlfriend. She is jealous of Aleksei's close relationship with his father. Despite knowing that all sons must one day live their own lives, Aleksei is conflicted; his father knows he should accept a better job in another city, perhaps search for a new wife, but who will ease the pain of Aleksei's nightmares? Written by craig47

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Whisper your fears to running water . . .

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12 September 2003 (Russia)  »

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Padre e hijo  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,541, 20 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,150, 26 September 2004
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A tale for postmodern times
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is bound to cause extreme reactions, either total rejection or total enchantment. Much confusion is caused by Sokurov's unusually intimate portrayal of a father/son relationship. Rather than encouraging a homosexual interpretation, the film is a meditation on the fundamental relationship of father and son. If the viewer is willing to follow the film's slow pace and the almost mythical story, he/she will be rewarded by stunningly beautiful cinematography and a deeply emotional experience. Especially male viewers may find themselves invigorated after watching the film - it's hard to say why; maybe because inside of us, there's a deep longing for the love and life-force of the father.


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