- 157 min
- Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
- Cast: Konstantin Lavronenko, Maria Bonnevie, Aleksandr Baluyev, Maksim Shibayev
- Language: Russian
Based on a short story by William Saroyan, Zvyagintsev's film opens like a thriller as middle-aged Mark (Baluyev) drives to the inner-city flat of his brother Alex with a bullet in his arm. The film then shifts to unravel the troubling semantics at the heart of his marital relationship. The epitome of challenging, self-conscious arthouse cinema
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Reviews & features
The Banishment4 Sep 2008
Fledgling master Russian filmmaker Andrei The Return Zvyagintsev’s flawed second feature is a nonetheless interesting fusion of British gangster flick Sexy Beast, Ingmar Bergman’s Persona and (thematically at least) Scenes from a Marriage as created by…
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