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Beanpole (2019)

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Releases January 29, 2020
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 overview, first billed only:
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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Drama | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

29 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beanpole See more »

Filming Locations:

Saint Petersburg, Russia See more »

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$1,395,767
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1.85 : 1
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Kantemir Balagov's main source of inspiration was Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's book "War Does Not Have a Woman's Face", written in 1983. See more »

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Nikolay Ivanovich: Where would he have seen a dog? They've all been eaten.
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The Soul Seeks to Survive
25 September 2019 | by barnesboffey-72217See all my reviews

This movie is an intense and thoughtful exploration of relationships between survivors of war. The desire to find meaning and love and connection drive people to do beautiful and desperate things, and in the end to find either peace or conflict within depending on what they can accept and create within their minds. Beautifully acted.


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