• 2011
  • Russia
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andrei Zvyagintsev
  • Cast: Nadezhda Markina, Andrey Smirnov, Elena Lyadova
  • Language: Russian
  • UK release: 26 October 2012

Elena works as a nurse for an elderly tycoon. In desperate need of money to keep a member of her family out of the military and into to university, she hatches a desperate plan to get money from her patient.

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13 Nov 20125 stars

A perfectly formed arthouse drama that gradually takes hold and doesn’t let go

Don’t be fooled by Andrey Zvyagintsev’s new film. It might begin in an unassuming manner but this elegantly crafted story soon builds into a powerful contemporary morality tale. Zvyagintsev previously wowed critics with his award-winning debut The…

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