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The Return (2003)

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Coming Out at 25 June 2003 in theaters

“Vozvrashchenie”

Drama

The Return is drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev and released internationally in 2004.

It tells the story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

In contemporary Russia, Ivan and his older brother Andrei have grown a deep attachment to each other to make up for their fatherless childhood. Both their mother and grandmother live with them. After running home after a fight with each other, the boys are shocked to discover their father has returned after a 12-year absence. With their mother’s uneasy blessing, Ivan and Andrei set out on what they believe will be a simple fishing vacation with him.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Writers: Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov

Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina, Galina Popova, Aleksey Suknovalov

Cast:

Vladimir GarinAndrey
Ivan DobronravovIvan
Konstantin LavronenkoOtets
Nataliya VdovinaMat
Galina PopovaBabushka
Aleksey SuknovalovZavodila
Lazar DubovikKhuligan
Elizaveta AleksandrovaOfitsiantka
Lyubov KazakovaDevushka v zerkalakh
Andrey SuminChelovek v portu
Aleksey Proshchikin
Viktor Alenin
Stas Orlov
Arseniy Belousov
Sofya Bagdasarova
Arseniy Bagdasarov
Alla Tomasheva
Evgeniy Belyanskiy

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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