Leviafan (2014)

 ●  Russian ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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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 imperious town Mayor has slapped a compulsory acquisition order on Kolia’s prime land, earmarking the site for a development of undetermined but dubious funding (and offering risible, token compensation). To Sergeyich’s great surprise, Kolia enlists the help of ex-army friend Dmitri now a hotshot lawyer from Moscow. Dmitri has uncovered some highly incriminating evidence that he believes will force the Mayor to back down, even if he has secrets of his own. Soon tempers and passions are inflamed, events spiral out of control, and lives are placed at stake.

Cast: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova

Crew: Andrey Zvyagintsev (Director), Mikhail Krichman (Director of Photography), Andrey Dergachev (Music Director), Philip Glass (Music Director)

Genres: Crime, Drama

Release Dates: 24 Sep 2014 (France), 05 Feb 2015 (Hong Kong), 23 Oct 2014 (Hungary), 31 Oct 2015 (Japan), 05 Feb 2015 (Mexico), 23 Oct 2014 (Netherlands), 05 Feb 2015 (Russia)

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Did you know? 'Leviafan' was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Read More
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as Nikolay
as Lilya
as Pasha
Supporting Actor
as Sudya
Supporting Actress
as Anzhela
as Operativnik
as Sledovatel
as Svyashchennik
as Prokuror
Supporting Actor
as Matushka
as Vitya
as Stepanych
as Operativnik
as Romka
as Arkhierey


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The movie had won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.

'Leviafan' was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

The movie was picked as the 47th greatest film since 2000 in a 2016 critics' poll by BBC.

The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

The movie had its premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.