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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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Aleksandr Sokurov
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrei Shchetinin Andrei Shchetinin ... Father
Aleksei Neymyshev Aleksei Neymyshev ... Aleksei, the Son
Aleksandr Razbash Aleksandr Razbash ... Sasha
Fyodor Lavrov Fyodor Lavrov ... Fyodor
Marina Zasukhina Marina Zasukhina ... Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Aleksakhina
Jaime Freitas Jaime Freitas
João Gonçalves João Gonçalves
Svetlana Svirko Svetlana Svirko
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Language:

Russian

Release Date:

12 September 2003 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Padre e hijo See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,541, 20 June 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,150, 26 September 2004
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| (Wellspring DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Just relaxing
14 February 2009 | by dick-56See all my reviews

Time has passed before seeing a film that was so heart warming and involving. I have ever loved slow and sometimes annoying movies. But for some reason I wasn't intrigued by the genre anymore (just know one of my favorite is 'Aliens''86).

I started watching it and I felt so charmed by it all. The story is practically inexistent but you won't mind.The visual aspect and how things are going in this lovely and simple way can't let you indifferent.

As some others said it is although sensual and homo erotic. Such a relationship between father and son is almost unthinkable but not impossible. This in fact is not that important seen the poor story 'content'.

If you watch this movie in a relaxed way you will feel very good in the end, especially if you're not going with the idea of expecting great things.


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