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The Return, 2003

The Return
Directed by: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Written by: Vladimir Moiseenko
Language:  Russian
Country:  Russia
Runtime:  105 min
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The mood of The Return is bleak, tense, and gloomy. The plot centers around homecoming, innocence lost, and sibling relations. It is a drama and foreign movie. Stylistically, The Return has a road movie structure. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. The Return is set in Russia. It happens in contemporary times. The movie is known for being a Venice Festival winner and critically acclaimed.

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Director Andrei Zvyagintsev makes a phenomenally assured directorial debut with The Return. The spare... more

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Language: Russian
Country: Russia
Release date: January 2004
Runtime: 105 min

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Ivan Dobronravov Ivan Dobronravov As Ivan
Vladimir Garin Vladimir Garin As Andrey
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Chicago Tribune
The Russian film The Return is a stunning contemporary fable about a divided family in the wilderness - a simple, riveting film that almost achieves greatness.
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The New York Times
At once highly naturalistic and dreamily abstract, playing out its mythic themes through vibrantly detailed characterizations (and remarkable performances by the entire cast). The Return announces the arrival of a major new talent.
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O.K., first the good. The cinematography is outstanding. Beautifully composed shot after beautifully composed shot. Wonderful camera angles and movements, and a gorgeous bluish color pallet set up a wonderful sense of desolation. And the acting -...
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it considered an excellent film but to be honest it got me bored. the plot is interesting but the way this film is made was boring and way too slow. there were a few strong parts but generally it just couldn't hold my interest.
08.November.2008 |  by: Noa
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