“Leviafan” (original title) Runtime: 140 min Genre : Drama Movie Release : 5 February 2015 (Russia) Ratings: 7,8/10 from 11.125 users Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Writers: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov Country: Russia Language: Russian More Movie info :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/
On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, where whales sometimes come to its bay, lives an ordinary family: Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), his wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupted mayor (Roman Madyanov), who is trying to take away the land, a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya. To save their homes Kolya calls his old Army friend in Moscow (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), who has now become an authoritative attorney. Together they decide to fight back and collect dirt on the mayor.
Well, i did not know about this film before the Golden Globe awards, and when it won, i started to read about it, and it didn’t take much reading before i decided i had to see it.
And now i just came back from the cinema, and i totally agree, this is a very good film. In fact it should probably have been nominated for best film of the year, not only best foreign film.
First i just got to say. The cinematography is beautiful. How they can make a lifeless scenery with worn down buildings, no plants, sand everywhere and dead animals lying around look beautiful, is simply a work of art. The film looks and feels absolutely fantastic.
The acting is very good. You almost feel like : “Why didn’t i know about these actors before?”. They nail the pulse of the film, and pulls you into the sad story that it is. The movie basically grips you the very first minute, and never lets go until the credit roll is gone.
As i am typing this the movie just got nominated in The Oscars as well, for best foreign movie. I hope it wins that too, it deserves it. I think this movie is even better than many of the movies that were nominated for best film at both Golden Globe and the Oscars this year.
Only reason i don’t give this movie a 10, is because it takes quite a bit for me to give that score. 10 is for masterpieces and absolutely brilliant movies. This could maybe have made that mark, if it was longer. Yes, longer!. You would not think that for a movie already 2 hours and 20 minutes long. But i felt that i wanted to see more, feel more. It just felt like a small detail was missing, i just don’t know what.
This movie is highly recommended. Go see it!. It is really, that good.
“Leviafan” (original title) Runtime: 140 min Genre : Drama Movie Release : 5 February 2015 (Russia) Ratings: 7,8/10 from 11.125 users Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Writers: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov Country: Russia Language: Russian More Movie info : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802154/ Leviathan Trailer Movie Thumbnail