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The Return ()

Vozvrashchenie (original title)
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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.

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Andrey
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Ivan
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Otets
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Mat
Galina Popova ...
Grandmother
Aleksey Suknovalov ...
Leader
Lazar Dubovik ...
Hooligan
Elizaveta Aleksandrova ...
Waitress
Lyubov Kazakova ...
Girl in Mirrors
Andrey Sumin ...
Man in Port
Aleksey Proshchikin
Viktor Alenin
Stas Orlov
Arseniy Belousov
Sofya Bagdasarova
Arseniy Bagdasarov
Alla Tomasheva
Evgeniy Belyanskiy

Directed by

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Andrey Zvyagintsev

Written by

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Vladimir Moiseyenko ... () and
Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov ... () (as Aleksandr Novototskiy)

Produced by

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Andrew Colton ... executive producer
Elena Kovaleva ... executive producer
Dmitry Lesnevsky ... producer

Music by

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Andrey Dergachev

Cinematography by

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Mikhail Krichman

Film Editing by

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Vladimir Mogilevskiy

Editorial Department

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Sania Denisova ... negative cutter
Tatyana Egorova ... negative cutter
Tatyana Kalmykova ... negative cutter
Ivan Maslennikov ... colorist
Bozhena Maslennikova ... color editor

Casting By

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Geta Bagdasarova
Galina Dovgal

Production Design by

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Zhanna Pakhomova

Costume Design by

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Anna Bartuli

Makeup Department

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Yelena Litvinenko ... makeup artist
Irina Morozova ... makeup artist
Galina Ponomaryova ... makeup (as Galya Ponomaryova)
Zahidahon Sharafutdinova ... makeup artist (as Zahida Sharafutdinova)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Geta Bagdasarova ... assistant director: actors
Svetlana Dyomina ... assistant director
Anastasi Torlakyan ... assistant director (as Anastasiya Torlakyan)
Inga Vasilyeva ... assistant director

Art Department

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Viktor Dergachyov ... props
Yury Karasik ... assistant production designer
Yevgeny Ruchkin ... property master

Sound Department

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Olga Barinova ... digital sound editor
Olga Ignatova ... foley
Andrey Khudyakov ... sound
Elena Korovkina ... foley
Dmitry Nagorny ... re-recording mixer

Visual Effects by

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Kirill Bobrov ... computer graphics
Dmitriy Tokoyakov ... computer graphics

Stunts

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Aleksandr Melikhov ... stunt performer
Vladimir Sevostyanikhin ... stunt coordinator
Aleksandr Shulga ... stunt performer
Aleksey Trofimov ... stunt performer
Vasily Trofimov ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Aleksandr Bakrin ... steadicam
Igor Galayda ... underwater photography
Yevgeny Kiryukhin ... lighting technician
Aleksey Konoplyov ... gaffer
Denis Konoplyov ... lighting technician
Aleksey Kozin ... lighting technician
Vladimir Mishukov ... still photographer
Aleksey Populov ... grip
Roman Prokhorov ... underwater photography
Viktor Saratov ... camera mechanic
Maksim Shalnyov ... video equipment operator
Aleksey Shipulin ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Olga Saraykina ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Gennady Papin ... music mixing

Transportation Department

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Sergey Anokhin ... driver
Vladimir Chekmaryov ... driver
Anatoly Groshev ... driver
Aleksandr Ignatyonok ... driver
Yevgeny Kiryukhin ... driver
Oleg Krylov ... driver
Aleksei Menshov ... driver
Sergey Sushchenkov ... driver
Andrey Zhegunov ... driver
Andrey Zubkov ... driver

Other crew

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Aleksei Komarinskiy ... technical director
Nikolay Kovalyov ... administrative group
Natalya Lebedeva ... administrative group

Thanks

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Eduard Gimpel ... the crew thank (as Eduard Grigoryevich Gimpel)
Igor Kalachov ... the crew thank (as Igor Anatolyevich Kalachov)
Vladimir Kruglov ... the crew thank (as Vladimir Ivanovich Kruglov)
Yury Pustovoy ... the crew thank (as Yury Ivanovich Pustovoy)
Vlad Tyurin ... the crew thank (as director of Lesnaya Gostinitsa Ladoga Vlad Igorevich Tyurin)
Aleksandr Uvarov ... the crew thank (as Aleksandr Sergeyevich Uvarov)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The events of the film unfold over six days and tell about the mysterious journey of a strange man and his two teenage sons who had never seen him before. Vanya and Andrey, for how long they remember, lived with their mother, who once told them that their father was a pilot. But one ordinary Monday, dad appears in their house and takes the brothers on a hike to a small island in the middle of a forest lake. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Also Known As
  • Отец (Russia)
  • Возвращение (Russia)
  • The Return (World-wide, English title)
  • The Return (United States)
  • Le retour (France)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia When pre-production was starting, director Andrey Zvyagintsev told producer Dmitry Lesnevsky there was no point in making the film if they couldn't find two boys who were "actors of genius." Zvyagintsev had two assistants who helped him look for actors, one in St. Petersburg and one in Moscow, and visited both cities himself. He found Vladimir Garin in St. Petersburg and Ivan Dobronravov in Moscow, picking them from over 600 contenders. See more »
Goofs When Ivan is sitting in the car, the camera pans around the car (before we see him grab the binoculars and begin to use them) - as it pans past the triangular car window you can see the camera reflected in it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Requiem in re minore K626 See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Ivan: Look...
[shows a photo to Andrey]
Andrey: Hide it.
[Ivan puts the photo back]
Ivan: Andrey, my feet are wet.
Andrey: Take your shoes off.
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