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Release Date:
25 June 2003 (Russia) See more »
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Plot:
In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 28 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Film Only Russia Could Make See more (173 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Andrey Zvyagintsev 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vladimir Moiseenko  writer
Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov  (as Aleksandr Novototskiy)

Produced by
Andrew Colton .... executive producer
Elena Kovaleva .... executive producer
Dmitriy Lesnevskiy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrey Dergachev 
 
Cinematography by
Mikhail Krichman 
 
Film Editing by
Vladimir Mogilevskiy 
 
Casting by
Geta Bagdasarova 
Galina Dovgal 
 
Production Design by
Zhanna Pakhomova 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Bartuli 
Nezha Dakil 
 
Makeup Department
Galina Ponomaryova .... makeup artist (as Galya Ponomaryova)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geta Bagdasarova .... assistant director: actors
Svetlana Dyomina .... assistant director
Anastasi Torlakyan .... assistant director (as Anastasiya Torlakyan)
Inga Vasilyeva .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Andrey Khudyakov .... sound
Dmitry Nagorny .... re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Kirill Bobrov .... digital effects artist
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Vladimir Sevostyanikhin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aleksandr Bakrin .... steadicam
Yevgeny Kiryukhin .... lighting technician
Aleksey Konoplyov .... gaffer
Denis Konoplyov .... lighting technician
Aleksey Kozin .... lighting technician
Vladimir Mishukov .... still photographer
Aleksey Populov .... grip
Viktor Saratov .... camera mechanic
Maksim Shalnyov .... video equipment operator
Aleksey Shipulin .... grip
 

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Also Known As:
"Vozvrashchenie" - Russia (original title)
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Runtime:
105 min | Turkey:99 min (TV version)
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Trivia:
Official submission of Russia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the island, Ivan bandages his hand after it gets injured. In the next shot, the bandage is on his other hand.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[on-screen caption: Sunday]
[boy falls in the water, then floats up]
Zavodila:Jump as we agreed! Who climbs down the ladder is a cowardly wanker.
[swims to the shore]
Boy on Tower:Go on, Vityok. You're next.
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Soundtrack:
Ne iz sadu bylo...See more »

FAQ

What does the metal box contain that the father puts on the boat?
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148 out of 180 people found the following review useful.
A Film Only Russia Could Make, 23 November 2004
Author: tuttifrutti02 (tuttifrutti02@yahoo.com) from midwest, usa

I've seen many emotional films in my life, but I've never seen a film with as much emotional intensity as Vozvrashcheniye. Even though I don't know what it is like to have a distance or missing parent, I feel I've suffered the same feelings that other children in this situation must have.

The emotional content of the film continues if you watch the documentary on the making of the film included in the DVDs extras. This is no ordinary film; the feelings of the director, the cinematographer, the producer, and the personal experiences of each of the actors; words cannot describe the heart every single person put into this film. The insufficiency of words can also be described by the film itself -there isn't a heavy amount of dialogue, and there doesn't need to be (even though for the majority of the film you're screaming at the characters to say something!). To quote from Fyodor Dostoyevsky (a Russian author): "there is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words."

This little review doesn't do justice to the film for the same reason. It is for this reason, this insufficiency that words have, why films (like this one) need to be created.

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