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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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Cast

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)  »

Also Known As:

Padre e hijo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$38,150 (USA) (24 September 2004)
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Beautifully filmed, quite homo-erotic
17 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film was a wonderful experience! I didn't understand everything that was going on but it is so beautifully filmed with such a poetic and touching atmosphere that I've just let myself go with the flow and enjoyed every moment of it. This is mainly around the relationship between a father and his son. They seem very close, and they seem to have shared a lot in the past. Although much is unsaid and you have to imagine or feel it, which is great.

Further more it is very homo-erotic : Sokurov has filmed a father and his son but it could as well have been two lovers. Not that there is any incest going on but you can really feel their emotional and physical closeness.


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