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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
Runtime: 2 hours, 37 minutes
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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Judging by the opening scenes, it seemed like Zvyagintsev had made another spectacular film; it opens with a beautiful wide shot of a car blazing through the Russian country side and into the rundown, post industrial, somewhat post apocalyptic Russian town (the scene of the car going through the tow....
Zvyaginstev 's second film channels the water and decayed building traits of Tarkovsky - the shot composition of Moldovan scenery is truly stunning.


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