Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsev delivers a stunning, surprisingly funny satire
-Peter Debruge, Variety
Filled with stirring shots of the natural world and deep dives into a human realm
-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Leviathan” is easily the most important and imposing film to emerge from Russia in recent years.
-Godfrey Cheshire, Roger Ebert
Une oeuvre d'une beauté et d'une tragédie à couper le souffle.
-Odile Tremblay, Le Devoir
Une oeuvre brillante et poétique parfaitement maîtrisée.
-Marc Cassivi, La Presse

Synopsis

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 from a previous marriage Romka. 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...

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, January 23, 2015
Original Languages: Russian
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 141 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Aleksey Serebryakov
Anna Ukolova
Elena Lyadova
Kristina Pakarina
Roman Madyanov
Vladimir Vdovichenkov
DIRECTED BY
Andreï Zviaguintsev

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Sergey Pokhodaev as Roma.Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Elena Liadova as Lilya.Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat.Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Aleksey Serebryakov as Kolya and Vladimir Vdovichenkov as Dmitri. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Sergey Pokhodaev as Roma. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aleksey Serebryakov as KolyaPhoto by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aleksey Serebryakov as Kolya. Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Director Andrey Zvyagintsev. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat. Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Vladimir Vdovichenkov as Dmitri and Aleksey Serebryakov as Kolya. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Aleksey Serebryakov as Kolya and Elena Liadova as Lilya. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Elena Liadova as Lilya. Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Roman Madianov as Vadim Shelevyat. Photo by Mikhail Krichman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aleksey Serebryakov as Kolya.Photo by Anna Matveeva, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.