Zhenya and Boris are going through a divorce marked by resentment and frustration. Already embarking on new lives, they are impatient to turn the page—even if that means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. But, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.
This Oscar®-nominated film from renowned auteur Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) is a crucial indictment of modern Russia from one of its finest filmmakers. Delicately observed, the film starts as a marriage drama before turning into a thriller, as sociopolitical threads seep into its narrative.
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