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Leviathan (2014)

Leviafan (original title)
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In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

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Andrey Zvyagintsev
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Serebryakov ... Nikolay
Elena Lyadova ... Lilya
Vladimir Vdovichenkov Vladimir Vdovichenkov ... Dmitriy
Roman Madyanov ... Mer
Anna Ukolova Anna Ukolova ... Anzhela
Aleksey Rozin ... Pasha
Sergey Pokhodaev Sergey Pokhodaev ... Romka
Platon Kamenev Platon Kamenev ... Vitya
Sergey Bachurskiy ... Stepanych
Valeriy Grishko Valeriy Grishko ... Arkhierey
Alla Emintseva Alla Emintseva ... Sudya
Margarita Shubina Margarita Shubina ... Prokuror
Dmitriy Bykovskiy-Romashov ... Nachalnik politsii (as Dmitriy Bykovskiy)
Sergey Borisov Sergey Borisov ... Operativnik
Igor Savochkin Igor Savochkin ... Sledovatel
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Storyline

On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor (Roman Madyanov), who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya. To save their homes Kolya calls his old Army friend in Moscow (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), who has now become an authoritative attorney. Together they decide to fight back and collect dirt on the mayor. Written by iggy

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

5 February 2015 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Leviathan See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,092,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,396,821
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was criticized by the Russian Ministry of Culture - who had provided 35% of its funding - for its negative depiction of ordinary Russians. The Ministry took exception to its picture of Russians as being lazy and hard-drinking, hardly the type of image the country wanted to foster abroad. Despite this, the film was submitted as Russia's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and was rewarded with an Oscar nomination. See more »

Quotes

Arkhierey: All power comes from God. As long as it suits Him, fear not.
The Mayor: And so, it suits Him?
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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

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Akhnaten -Act 1 - Prelude: Refrain, Verse 1, Verse 2
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Filmography at its highest peak...
12 January 2015 | by opiostheloegoSee all my reviews

From the very beginning up to very end you can feel the tension and the emotions up to a pure exaggeration! This is not at all something negative! The photography is absolutely enchanting and offers to the viewer that beautiful heartbeat that in a such a film is essential. Amazing, unforgettable landscapes!

You cannot resist in taking sides when you see and understand the heroes battling with their demons and their enemies, that seem to be surrounding everything that makes their lives...

Andrey Zvyagintsev after the wonders of drama, passion and mystic lyricism (Vozvrashchenie and Izgnanie) offers yet another one similar of his creations, adding though, a "spicy" allow me to say subject, a taboo, about corruption in modern day Russia and how all those things which are considered as high values to the Russian State and people, seem to be part in this injustice, destroying peoples' lives.


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