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A Gentle Creature (2017)



Critic Consensus: A Gentle Creature isn't an easy watch, but this grim look at modern Russia's bureaucratic nightmare offers rich, thought-provoking rewards.

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Movie Info

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.


Vasilina Makovtseva
as Gentle Creature
Liya Akhedzhakova
as Human Rights Activist
Boris Kamorzin
as Man With Plaster Cast
Marina Kleshcheva
as The Compassionate One

Critic Reviews for A Gentle Creature

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5)

Leading man Neumann is a find in his screen debut, with the looks of 'Liberty Valance'-era Lee Van Cleef.

April 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After two-and-a-half hours of punishing, brutal drama, you'll probably feel almost as battered as the poor heroine.

April 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The sheer scope of the project demands recognition. It misses the moon by a galaxy, but at least it is has the nerve to take the shot.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A captivating, hallucinatory plunge into Russia's atrophied civil society, in which a woman's search for answers is rewarded with humiliation and abuse.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

A Gentle Creature is not what one might call a fun watch. But it's also obviously not just horror for horror's sake.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

A disturbing, absorbing but difficult watch.

November 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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