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Father and Son (2003)
"Otets i syn" (original title)

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Father (Andrej Shetinin) and Son (Alexei Nejmyshev) live together in a rooftop apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rituals. ... 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
João Gonçalves
Svetlana Svirko
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Father (Andrej Shetinin) and Son (Alexei Nejmyshev) live together in a rooftop apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rituals. Sometimes they seem like brothers. Sometimes even like lovers. Following in his father's footsteps, Alexei attends military school. He likes sports, tends to be irresponsible and has problems with his girlfriend. She is jealous of Alexei's close relationship with his father. Despite knowing that all sons must one day live their own lives, Alexei is conflicted. Alexei's father knows he should maybe accept a better job in another city, maybe search for a new wife. But who will ease the pain of Alexei's nightmares? Written by craig47

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12 September 2003 (Russia)  »

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Otets i syn  »

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$4,541 (USA) (18 June 2004)

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$38,150 (USA) (24 September 2004)
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A tale for postmodern times
12 September 2005 | by (Germany) – 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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