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The Student (2016)

(M)uchenik (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 21 April 2017 (USA)
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Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.
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Credited cast:
Pyotr Skvortsov ... Veniamin Yuzhin
Viktoriya Isakova ... Elena Krasnova
Yuliya Aug ... Inga Yuzhina
Aleksandr Gorchilin ... Grigoriy Zaytsev
Aleksandra Revenko ... Lidiya Tkacheva
Anton Vasilev ... Oleg Ivanovich Selnenko
Svetlana Bragarnik ... Lyudmila Stukalina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolay Roshchin Nikolay Roshchin ... Otets Vsevolod
Irina Rudniktskaya Irina Rudniktskaya ... Irina Petrovna
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After Venya's mother receives a call from school reporting her son's refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is "against his religion." As Venya is finally exempted by the school's devout principal, he grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority. Challenged by a teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to eliminate her and subdue an entire community. At a time when arguments over the teaching of religion in public schools are prominent in the media, this wildly escalating classroom drama - based on a play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg - serves as a frightening cautionary tale. Written by Under The Milky Way

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The original Russian title "(M)uchenik", with the 'm' in parentheses, is a play on words, a pun, combining the Russian word "muchenik", which means "martyr", with the Russian word "uchenik", which means "student". Because the Russian pun would not be understood, and there is no way to translate it, the simplified title "Uchenik", or "The Student", was used at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. See more »

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Veniamin Yuzhin: God has a beautiful plan for you. Remember that.
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God Is God
Performed by Laibach
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Student as a martyr
8 March 2020 | by dmitri-batuevSee all my reviews

"The Student" is a scandalous drama by Kirill Serebrennikov, one of the most interesting Russian directors of the twentieth century based on the famous play of the German playwright Marius von Mayenburg. The life of the main character of the film balances on the thin and blurry facets of morality, faith, religion, humility and permissiveness. Fact: it was after this film that the persecution of the director Serebrennikov's authorities began.


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$1,126

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$318,123
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