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A Gentle Creature (2017)

Krotkaya (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 16 August 2017 (France)
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A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.


Sergey Loznitsa


Sergey Loznitsa
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Credited cast:
Valeriu Andriuta ... Blue face (as Valeriu Andriutã)
Liya Akhedzhakova ... Human Rights activist
Roza Khayrullina Roza Khayrullina ... Passenger, her sister
Vasilina Makovtseva ... A gentle creature
Boris Kamorzin ... Man with the arms in plaster
Sergey Russkin ... Head of the prison
Sergey Fedorov Sergey Fedorov ... Taxi driver
Alisa Kravtsova Alisa Kravtsova ... Young harlot
Larisa Simonova Larisa Simonova ... The unhelpful clerk
Viktor Nemets Viktor Nemets ... Goat-faced man in train
Marina Kleshcheva Marina Kleshcheva ... The compassionate one
Sergey Koshonin Sergey Koshonin ... Criminal authority
Sergey Kolesov ... Man with spread teeth
Alexander Zamuraev Alexander Zamuraev ... Police lieutenant
Nikolai Kolyada Nikolai Kolyada ... Pauper


A woman lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia. One day she receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked 'return to sender'. Shocked and confused, the woman has no choice but to travel to the prison in a remote region of the country in search of an explanation. So begins the story of a battle against this impenetrable fortress, the prison where the forces of social evil are constantly at work. Braving violence and humiliation, in the face of all opposition, our protagonist embarks on a blind quest for justice. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Drama | Mystery


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Tragedy in Russia...
2 June 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

A woman struggles to access her imprisoned husband, to get him a parcel, to check on his wellbeing: not in the 19th century, but modern day Russia - a damning film about corruption and the devastation it leaves, the tragic effects it has on the innocent and the sour taste it leaves behind.

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Russian | French

Release Date:

16 August 2017 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Daugavpils, Latvia See more »


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EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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