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Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pyotr Zaychenko ... Ivan
... Leshia
Sergey Novikov ... Uncle Yura
Lidiya Bayrashevskaya ... Anna
Sonya Ross ... Luba
Nikolay Kozak ... Captain
... Zhelezniak
... Lieutenant Colonel
Yuriy Gumirov ... Major
Sergey Tsepov ... Zakhar
Juris Laucinsh ... Ganya (as Yuris Lautsinsh)
Vyacheslav Kovalev ... Maloy
Marianna Shults ... Natali
... Vera
Sofiya Skurikhina ... Dasha
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Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia. A pack of feral dogs devours everything alive in the neighborhood. One of these dogs is Leshia's best friend. Sometimes their relative uncle Yuri brings food to them. Once on his way back from Ivan's village uncle Yuri is attacked by dogs & perishes. Ivan & Leshia stay without supply. Once Leshia witnesses Ivan shooting at 'his' dog & runs away. The old Man finds him in a dry well, but he fails to get him out on his own. Ivan sets out through taiga in search of help. Now the dogs are hunting him... And the boy is waiting for his father... Written by Anonymous

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powerful and chilling story about human nature, and easily the best Russian film in past few years
23 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

With this complex story about human nature, Slava Ross made exceptional debut as a director. She put back on track Russian cinema, that in past few years lost some of the values with failed blockbusters, historical epics and unnecessary sequels (some of them made even by Mikhalkov).

Alongside with Vozvraschenie, this is another character study that deals with hard life of individuals living in remote area. It creates a parallel between humans and animals, compassion and cruelty, living and surviving.

The story is breathtaking, very well written and directed. Cinematography is stunning: it shows in its perfection the main character of the story - nature. Beautiful, distant, unpredictable, frightening and never-ending space... which controls actions of every other character. Their inner nature and emotions gets changed towards each other depending on circumstances. However, they are connected in a battle against the wilderness of the nature, but divided by a way of surviving.

Do not miss this modern Russian masterpiece which shows a circle of life with one different point of view.


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