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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]
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN Lev
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 05, 2018

Well acted, beautiful scenery, sad but realistic story - the little guy usually doesn't win, life can be messy & painful, etc.

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.

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.

Jun 08, 2017

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

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.

Mar 12, 2017

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

Jan 23, 2017


Nov 03, 2016

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

Sep 05, 2016

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

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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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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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 begging you for mercy? Will it speak to you with gentle words? Nothing on earth is its equal. It is king over all that are proud."
Dad... Will you ever stop drinking?
-I will. I'm quitting tomorrow.
Where there's power, there's might. If you hold power in your territory, solve your issues yourself, with your might. Don't go looking for help, or the enemy will think you are weak.
A cannon can't bring that prick down!
-No need for cannons. We'll just gently tug him by the balls.
I don't believe in that approach. We've got to crush him. With a sledgehammer!
- No. Only a subtle approach works with his kind. This here is our leverage. Facts.


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