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thumbnail Leviathan – Russia (2014)

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In a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in northern Russia, a mechanic Kolya is about to lose his wife to his best friend and his home to the town bulldozer. As in the Coen brothers’ great A Serious Man, the ‘Book of Job’ looms large here—which is likely how director Andrey Zvyagintsev secured support from his country’s censorship-happy Ministry of Culture. But the biblical messaging is soaked in a vodka ice bath of irony, and what emerges is a Putin-offending critique of how the power abusing state and the power worshipping church collude to create millions of ‘Jobs’.

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