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The Return (2003)

The Return (2003)

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Russian filmmaker Andrei Zvyagintsev makes his feature-film debut with the bleak psychological drama Vozvrashchenie (The Return). Younger brother Ivan (Ivan Dobronravov) and older brother Andrei (Vladimir Garin) live in a small town with their mother (Natalya Vdovina). One summer, the brothers are surprised by the arrival of their long-lost absent father (Konstantin Lavronenko). Although the boys only know him from an old photograph, he still orders them to accompany him on a fishing trip. The stern father then puts his two sons through a series of endurance tests. Doting Andrei is quick to cooperate, while stubborn Ivan is more reluctant to trust him. Ivan wants to know where he's been and what he's up to. After they travel by boat to a deserted island, the father gets even more mysterious. The Return won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival in 2003.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By: ,
Written By: Vladimir Moiseyenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy, Alexander Novototsky, Alexandre Novototsky, Vladimir Mosienko
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On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
Sally Head Productions


Galina Petrova
as Grandmother
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