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The Banishment


Konstantin Lavronenko, Aleksandr Baluev, Maria Bonnevie, Dmitri Ulyanov View All


Andrey Zvyagintsev (Director), Oleg Negin (Screenplay), Artyom Melkumyan (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 27th, 2008
After receiving an unexpected visit from his mysteriously injured brother Mark, Alex decides to take his family back to the country home of his childhood, but once there, Alex's wife Vera confesses that she is pregnant again and that the child is not his. Agony ensues as Alex attempts to figure out how best to react.
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Sadly, I'd say the photography is pretty much the only redeeming aspect of this film..
There are long takes that embrace the nature of the location that the family has stayed in to get away from 'the city', there is bubbling tension under the surface of potentially fatal family feuds.


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