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Elena -- When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ...

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Director:
Writers:
Andrey Zvyagintsev (screenplay) and
Oleg Negin (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 September 2011 (Russia) See more »
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When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena's potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan ... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
13 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Somehow I didn't get this at all See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Nadezhda Markina ... Elena
Andrey Smirnov ... Vladimir

Elena Lyadova ... Katerina
Aleksey Rozin ... Sergey
Evgeniya Konushkina ... Tatyana
Igor Ogurtsov ... Aleksandr
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Igor Yurtaev

Directed by
Andrey Zvyagintsev 
 
Writing credits
Andrey Zvyagintsev (screenplay)

Oleg Negin  screenplay

Produced by
Ekaterina Marakulina .... line producer
Alexander Rodnyansky .... producer (as Aleksandr Rodnyanskiy)
 
Original Music by
Philip Glass 
 
Cinematography by
Mikhail Krichman 
 
Film Editing by
Anna Mass 
 
Art Direction by
Andrey Ponkratov 
 
Sound Department
Andrey Dergachev .... sound
Kévin Feildel .... french dubbing editor
Stanislav Krechkov .... dialogue editor
Aleksandr Volodin .... sound effects recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Dmitriy Tokoyakov .... visual effects supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maksim Malyavin .... digital intermediate supervisor
 
Thanks
Alesia Weston .... thanks
 

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109 min
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During filming, Andrey Smirnov accidentally broke two ribs while "playing around" with his son outside the set. He felt ashamed to tell the truth on set and said he had slipped on the bathroom floor.See more »
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Referenced in Palace (2012)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Somehow I didn't get this at all, 9 December 2012
Author: Joe Maguire from Kilkenny, Ireland.

This movie features some really impressive cinematography, with distinctive long single shots without edits often for several minutes. Excellent acting from all the key players, and especially the lead. The plot for me though really let this down and it lost my attention badly by the halfway point. I was left with the feeling there was a lot going on (constant background television talk, references to the Russian Orthodox Church) that went over my head.

There may well have been a moral/political subplot here that eastern European viewers would pick up immediately, but I just couldn't grasp it.

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