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The Return

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Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Russia, 2003
Drama, Thriller
      Russian
      English

Synopsis

To make up for lost time, two brothers embark on a fishing trip with their father, who has suddenly returned after a 12-year absence. But their secretive father seems to conceal obscure plans and baffles the teens with his bouts of temper and occasional charm. Something sinister hangs in the air.

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A master of seething family tensions, Andrei Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Loveless) made waves right from the start with this auspicious debut film. Evocative of early Polanski, this haunting trip won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and marked him as a rising star of Russian cinema.

Synopsis

To make up for lost time, two brothers embark on a fishing trip with their father, who has suddenly returned after a 12-year absence. But their secretive father seems to conceal obscure plans and baffles the teens with his bouts of temper and occasional charm. Something sinister hangs in the air.

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The ReturnDirected byAndrey Zvyagintsev
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Venice Film Festival
2003 | 3 wins including: Best First Film (CinemAvvenire' Award)

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