The stunning, Oscar-nominated new film from modern Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena) LEVIATHAN is a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption, centering on a dispute between a small-time mechanic and his local authorities that reaps unimaginable and extraordinary consequences.
Kolia lives in a coastal village near the Barents Sea in Northern Russia, running an auto-repair shop from the garage of his childhood home, shared with young wife Lilya and his teenage son from a previous marriage.
The family’s world is under threat: Vadim Sergeyich, the town Mayor, has slapped a compulsory acquisition order on Kolia’s prime land, earmarking the site for a development. To Sergeyich’s great surprise, Kolia enlists the help of ex-army friend Dmitri, now a hotshot lawyer from Moscow. Soon tempers and passions are inflamed, events spiral out of control, and lives are placed at stake.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- The making of Leviathan
- Interview with Andrey Zvyagintsev
- Plus over 20 mins of deleted scenes
Running Time: 140 mins + 77 mins extras
Region: 4 PAL
Release Date: 26 August, 2015
With: Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev