Leviathan

Leviathan

DVD - 2015 | Russian
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Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma. The town's corrupt mayor is determined to take away his business, his house, and his land.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVDF LEVIA
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
DVD-video,NTSC
anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1)
digital,optical,5.1 surround,Dolby Digital
DVD video,4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (141 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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gordengibson
Nov 04, 2017

I would not recommend this movie. Much of the lighting in the movie was lacking. Even with my blinds closed, I had trouble seeing the actors at times. The ending was about as worse as it can get. All though the movie I was expecting some kind of improvement, but it never happened. I guess if you want to be depressed, watch it, but beware of this movie if you want a happy ending.

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TheeAvebury
Oct 30, 2017

A fiercely dark, but amazingly entertaining film. Visibly stunning throughout, it addresses the fears, hopes and fate of people in a remote Russian village and the interplay of corrupting power, genuine evil and the devastating impact of the interplay of state, church, and society on individuals and families.

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pancine
Jun 08, 2017

Bleak film with solid acting and stunning cinematography. A dose of reality.

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Calvacade
Apr 04, 2017

It's a good film about the rot setting in, in a small town- Vancouverites should be able to see the parallels with their own town quite easily.

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breemu
Mar 12, 2017

Heartbreaking story of high-ranking corruption and "the little guy" trying to fight it.

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Triple_X_Rex
Jan 23, 2017

Terrible.

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empbee
Nov 03, 2016

Good movie about corruption in the new Russia. Interesting scenery of the Northern seaside.

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tequila2010
Sep 05, 2016

I found it so slow moving I couldn't get into it. I ended up not watching the whole thing.

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lukasevansherman
May 19, 2016

"At a time of ever-tightening censorship and repressive new laws, he has made a distinctly dissident film that's an open challenge to Putin's rule."-Anton Dolin, Film Comment
Yes, it is slow, bleak, and long, but what did you expect? This Oscar-nominated film from 2014 is maybe the most significant and powerful Russian film of recent years. Set in a small town, it re-enacts the Biblical story of Job, while also critiquing the corruption of Russian politics and the oppressiveness of the Putin regime and those, including the Church, who support him. It is grim, but rewarding and full of staggering imagery. An important film. "Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook or tie down its tongue with a rope?"-Job

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rbjacobs
Feb 14, 2016

A dramatic, bleak, beautifully shot, and rousingly poignant snapshot of blatant bureaucratic corruption in a small Russian town. It's easy to see it as just commentary on contemporary Russian governance but in the end you get the feeling that the film is pointing to something larger about the nature of bloated bureaucracies and government. The title itself is a reference to the classic treatise Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. Highly Recommended.

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multcolib_russian Aug 03, 2015

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multcolib_russian Aug 03, 2015

В центре истории — живущий на севере Николай, который вместе с отцом построил дом и мастерскую. Но его нормальная жизнь рушится под влиянием судьбы.

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jimg2000
Aug 18, 2015

Vasiliy (priest) to Kolya: Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook, or tie down its tongue with a rope? Will it keep begin for your mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words? Nothing on Earth is its equal. It is king over all that are proud.

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