Leviathan

Leviathan

Synopsis

Kafkaesque horror awaits an auto mechanic who wages war against the corrupt, bureaucratic system that threatens to tear apart his home and family. Set in the far-flung Kola Peninsula, on the northwestern tip of Russia, this complex political allegory captures the struggles of ordinary life, common attitudes toward authorities, and behind-the-scenes power plays in a critique of the common people’s debased existence in post-Soviet Russia. Despite the accolades it received around the world, including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, Leviathan’s grim portrayal of Russia drew stern criticism from the political establishment at home.

 

Technical Specs

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Year: 2014
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Duration: 135 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 15
Alternate Title: Leviafan