Rent The Return (2003)

3.9 of 5 from 237 ratings
1h 46min
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Synopsis:
The life of two brothers is shattered by the sudden appearance of their father, whom they know only from a 10 year old photograph. Is he really their father? Why has he come back after so many years? The boys find some answers on a remote and desolate island travelling with this man who turned their lives upside down.
Actors:
Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, , , Galina Popova, Aleksey Suknovalov, Lazar Dubovik, Elizaveta Aleksandrova, Lyubov Kazakova, Andrey Sumin, Aleksey Proshchikin, Viktor Alenin, Stas Orlov, Arseniy Belousov, Sofya Bagdasarova, Arseniy Bagdasarov, Alla Tomasheva, Evgeniy Belyanskiy
Directors:
Producers:
Dmitriy Lesnevskiy
Writers:
Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov
Aka:
Vozvrashcheniye
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Russia, Top 100 Films, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

2003 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

2003 Venice Film Festival Lion of the Future

BBFC:
Release Date:
16/04/2018
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Return - A Film About a Film
  • Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/04/2018
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Return - A Film About a Film
  • Trailer

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Reviews (6) of The Return

A Master Class in Film Making - The Return review by CP Customer

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26/07/2006

A real masterpiece by Andrei Zvyagintsev. The acting is wonderful, the setting brilliant & very eerie. Even if you don't like subtitles this will appeal as it's very visual with little dialogue. Sadly, the boy Vladimir Garin (who played Andrey) died shortly after the film was released.

6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

A fabulous modern Russian mood film - The Return review by RC

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22/10/2018

Director Andrey Zvyagintsev went on to make Elena (2011) and Leviathan (2014). This, his first feature from 2003, clearly sets out his themes.

Reflective in pace, giving the cast a chance to fully inhabit the characters and reveal the narrative. Excellent cinematography, a simple story explored in depth, posing questions that extend you beyond the narrative.

In this one the two young actors playing the boys are outstanding - possibly the best child acting you will ever see. Tragically Vladimir Garin who plays the older brother died during post-production before the premiere. He was swimming in the same lake where the film was shot when he drowned.

This is modern Russian film making at its best.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

masterly - The Return review by CP Customer

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12/01/2006

tense, superly acted, great cinematography

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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