Leviathan
Filmfest 2014

German Age Rating

Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage. Vadim Shelevyat, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia cannot stand losing everything he has, not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. So Vadim Shelevyat starts being more aggressive...

"A mix of Hobbes, Chekhov and the Bible, and full of extraordinary images and magnificent symmetry... So much cinema is content with small fry – minor themes and manageable topics. LEVIATHAN is hunting bigger game. It is a movie with real grandeur."
Peter Bradshaw, theguardian.com, 22 May 2014

tags: Family, Society, Crisis/ Revolution, Nature, Feature film

Cast: Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova

Credits

Screenplay: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev

Director of Photography: Mikhail Krichman

Film Editor: Anna Mass

Composer: Philip Glass

Production Designer: Andrey Ponkratov

Costume Design: Anna Bartuli

Sound: Andrey Dergachev

Producer: Alexander Rodnyansky

Co-Producer: Sergey Melkumov

World Sales: Pyramide International

Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev