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Beanpole (2019)

Dylda (original title)
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1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

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Kantemir Balagov
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Cast

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Viktoria Miroshnichenko ... Iya Sergueeva
Vasilisa Perelygina ... Masha
Andrey Bykov Andrey Bykov ... Nikolay Ivanovich
Igor Shirokov Igor Shirokov ... Sasha
Konstantin Balakirev ... Stepan
Kseniya Kutepova ... Lyubov Petrovna (as Ksenia Kutepova)
Alyona Kuchkova Alyona Kuchkova ... Stepan's Wife
Timofey Glazkov Timofey Glazkov ... Pashka
Veniamin Kac Veniamin Kac ... Sasha's Friend
Olga Dragunova Olga Dragunova ... Seamstress
Denis Kozinets Denis Kozinets ... Sasha's Father
Alisa Oleynik Alisa Oleynik ... Katya
Dmitri Belkin Dmitri Belkin ... Shepelev
Lyudmila Motornaya Lyudmila Motornaya ... Olga
Anastasiya Khmelinina Anastasiya Khmelinina ... Nurse Leonova
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1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Although the siege - one of the worst in history - is finally over, life and death continue their battle in the wreckage that remains. Two young women, Iya and Masha, search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins. 26-year-old Kantemir Balagov follows TESNOTA, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, with a powerful period drama.

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Official submission of Russia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. See more »

Quotes

Nikolay Ivanovich: Where would he have seen a dog? They've all been eaten.
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Riven by Poverty & Despair...
21 April 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

... and seared by the cold - this magnificently performed and beautifully filmed piece of cinema reveals the challenges faced by two young women in post war Leningrad. Damaged and psychologically disturbed by their experiences, shell shocked from the battles, real and imagined, battles they would never have aspired to fight some years earlier, while surrounded and enveloped by uncertainty, indignity, poverty and despair.


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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

29 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Saint Petersburg, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,008, 2 February 2020

Gross USA:

$196,258

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,591,621
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1.85 : 1
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