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Stand (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 24 June 2015 (France)
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A couple's search for the truth about a homophobic crime in Russia.


Jonathan Taieb


Andrey Kurganov (translation), Jonathan Taieb | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview:
Renat Shuteev ... Anton
Andrey Kurganov Andrey Kurganov ... Vlad
Andrey Koshman ... Andrey
Ekaterina Rusnak ... Katya
Veronika Merkoulova Veronika Merkoulova ... Olga
Yevgen Baranov Yevgen Baranov ... Artium
Tanya Baranova Tanya Baranova ... Nikolay sister's
Daniel Baranov Daniel Baranov ... Nikolay brother's
Nataliia Baranova Nataliia Baranova ... Nikolay's mother
Ellen Slusarchi Ellen Slusarchi ... Olga


A couple's search for the truth about a homophobic crime in Russia.

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Drama | Mystery | Romance




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France | Russia | Ukraine



Release Date:

24 June 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dures See more »

Filming Locations:

Kharkiv, Ukraine See more »

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Grizouille Production See more »
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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a well written, well acted, and well done movie
30 June 2014 | by yarismosSee all my reviews

I was fortunate to be at the premier of the movie at the Castro theater in San Francisco, CA. The film impressed me by how it captured not just the situation regarding LGBTQ issues in Russia but also the Russian mentality. Being from Russia, I felt like it was easier for me to understand some of the details and realities presented in the film. I found myself explaining some things to Americans around me. Although hard to watch, it is well worth it. The story is well written with some important details that explain some of the cultural specifics. It does require careful watching and paying attention. This is not a light movie. The main characters of Anton and Vlad are well acted. Although they represent two different positions, different ways of living and dealing with issues, I could relate to and empathize with both. The movie is complex, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking. I hope this movie can reach a wide audience.

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