A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

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Andrey Zvyagintsev
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maryana Spivak ... Zhenya
Aleksey Rozin ... Boris
Matvey Novikov ... Alyosha
Marina Vasileva Marina Vasileva ... Masha
Andris Keiss Andris Keiss ... Anton (as Andris Keyshs)
Aleksey Fateev Aleksey Fateev ... Ivan
Sergey Borisov Sergey Borisov ... Operupolnomochennyy
Natalya Potapova ... Mat Zheni (as Nataliya Potapova)
Anna Gulyarenko ... Mat Mashi
Artyom Zhigulin Artyom Zhigulin ... Kuznetsov
Maksim Solopov Maksim Solopov ... Otets Kuznetsova
Sergey Badichkin Sergey Badichkin ... Sosluzhivets Borisa
Tatyana Ryabokon Tatyana Ryabokon ... Rieltor
Maksim Stoyanov Maksim Stoyanov ... Pokupatel
Varvara Shmykova Varvara Shmykova ... Lena, volontyor
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Storyline

Still living under the same roof, the Moscow couple of Boris and Zhenya is in the terrible final stages of a bitter divorce. Under those circumstances, as both have already found new partners, the insults pour down like rain in this toxic familial battle zone, always pivoting around the irresolvable and urgent matter of Alyosha's custody, their 12-year-old only son. Unheard, unloved, and above all, unwanted, the introverted and unhappy boy feels that he is an intolerable burden, however, what his parents don't know is that he can hear every single word. As a result, when Boris and Zhenya finally realize that Alyosha has been missing for nearly two days, it is already too late. But is this a simple case of a runaway teenager? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

A Missing Child. A Marriage Destroyed. A Country in Crisis,

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and a brief disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film's premiere was at TIFF in Toronto in September 2017. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie takes place in 2012, Boris uses the Windows 10 operating system, which was first released in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Zhenya: I think I've made a terrible mistake.
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Connections

References The Incredibles (2004) See more »

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Sleepwalking
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A Cold Russian Story
20 January 2018 | by pedrorodriguesfernandesSee all my reviews

Tells a tragic story with a beautiful and cold cinematography. Features powerful performances (specially with the roles of the mother, the father and the grandmother) although it suffers from a slow pace throught its long runtime. There were two scenes which I found particulary remarkable, those being: the one in the morgue and the argument with the grandmother. I felt some lack of character development and I wish I could have seen more of the kid, since we pretty much just followed the parents' point of view. Overall, the film managed to keep me interested and plugged even with a slow rythm, the acting and the direction of photography were its main strenghts. 7.7


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Country:

Russia | France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

Russian | Portuguese | Uzbek

Release Date:

1 June 2017 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Loveless See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,222, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$566,356

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,925,992
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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