About

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.

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Directed by

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Written by

Andrey Zvyagintsev (Writer)
Oleg Negin (Writer)

Runtime

141 minutes

Country

Russia

Language

Russian

Cast

Keywords

small town political corruption mayor car mechanic coastal town

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#47 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

#262 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year