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The Student ()

(M)uchenik (original title)
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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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Veniamin Yuzhin
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Elena Krasnova
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Inga Yuzhina
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Grigoriy Zaytsev
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Lidiya Tkacheva
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Oleg Ivanovich Selnenko
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Lyudmila Stukalina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nikolay Roshchin ...
Otets Vsevolod
Irina Rudniktskaya ...
Irina Petrovna

Directed by

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Kirill Serebrennikov

Written by

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Kirill Serebrennikov ... ()
 
Marius von Mayenburg ... (play "Martyr")
 
Marius von Mayenburg ... ()

Produced by

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Claudio Bellante ... co-producer
Fabrizio Conte ... associate producer
Ilya Dzhincharadze ... line producer
Cosimo Fini ... executive producer
Katerina Komolova ... co-producer
Yuriy Kozyrev ... producer
Murad Osmann ... executive producer
Diana Safarova ... producer
Sergey Shtern ... co-producer
Ilya Stewart ... producer (as Ilya Styuart)
Svetlana Ustinova ... co-producer

Music by

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Ilya Demutskiy

Cinematography by

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Vladislav Opelyants

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Yuriy Karikh

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Andrey Mesnyankin ... digital intermediate colorist

Production Design by

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Ekaterina Shcheglova

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Tatyana Dolmatovskaya

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Igor Boyko ... makeup artist

Art Department

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Elliott Binns ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Cristiano Ciccone ... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Pavel Doreuli ... sound effects editor
Nelli Ivanova ... sound (as Nelly Ivanova)
Ilya Putilin ... dialogue editor
Pavel Stasenko ... re-recording mixer
Boris Voyt ... production sound mixer / sound supervisor
Natalia Zueva ... foley artist (as Natalya Zueva)

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Elena Balareva ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Miroslav Bobryshev ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Julia Huene ... visual effects producer: Main Road Post
Sergey Ivanenko ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Dilyara Katsaeva ... visual effects producer
Andrei Korovkin ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post (as Andrey Korovkin)
Sergey Krivoplyasov ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Pavel Nefyodov ... visual effects supervisor: Main Road Post
Natalia Panchenko ... visual effects coordinator: Main Road Post
Konstantin Pavlov ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Dilnoza Rahmanova ... visual effects coordinator: Main Road Post
Aleksandr Saraev ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post (as Alexander Saraev)
Arman Yahin ... executive vfx supervisor (as Arman Yakhin)
Maksim Zherdetskiy ... visual effects artist: Main Road Post

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Alexander Egorov ... gaffer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The hypocrisy of religion and society that challenges all of us. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ученик (Russia)
  • (М)ученик (Russia)
  • The Student (United States)
  • The Student (World-wide, English title)
  • Uchenik (France)
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  • 118 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Vdud (2017). See more »
Soundtracks God Is God See more »
Quotes Veniamin Yuzhin: God has a beautiful plan for you. Remember that.
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